Leon Livinski emigrated from Poland to America in 1893 to seek his fortune. He settled well in New England and raised a family there. In 1937 he travels to England in search of a long-lost granddaughter. When he makes a spur of the moment excursion from London by train to the coast, he tells his fascinating story to an English family who are eager to learn of his life in America. The author paints vivid pictures of New Hampshire, embarking on a nostalgic journey in itself through advances in technology, the effects of the First World War on family life, and the lead-up to the Second World War. "The Excursion" is rich in historical detail as well as being an engaging tale - a great read!
Don Moggs was born in London's East End, the son of an engine driver on the L.N.E.R. After early schooling in the West Ham and Dagenham, he won a scholarship to Romford Royal Liberty School, later moving to the grammar school in Enfield. Pre-war, he worked as an office clerk and during the war served in the RAF as a pilot and an accountant Officer. After the war he qualified as an accountant, going on to become Financial Director of a public company. He has also worked as a consultant in industry and as administrator to an international firm of architects and consulting engineers. Don Moggs currently lives in Surrey, where well in his eighties he continues to write. Previous publications include; Dad's War, an account of his wartime experiences, The Moscow Contract, and The Takeover. A second edition of the latter two were published by Pen Press who also have published three further novels: The Adventures of Diana and Harry, Incident 1986 and The Turin Contract.