June Tate was born in Southampton and spent the early years of her childhood in the Cotswolds. After leaving school she became a hairdresser on cruise ships the Queen Mary and the Mauritania, meeting many Hollywood film stars and VIPs on her travels. After her marriage to an airline pilot, she lived in Sussex and Hampshire before moving to Estoril in Portugal. June now lives in Brighton.
"The absolute horror and loss of life experienced by the soldiers and the medics who treated them from the battlefields of Passchendaele during 1917 were not easily erased from memory. For many of these young people, scarred both physically and mentally, their trauma endured for the remainder of their lives, affecting their ability to sustain relationships, hold down a job, or resume everyday activities. June Tate has captured these difficulties perfectly... The characters captivate us, and we become engrossed in their progress."--Historical Novels Review