British Legion gets cash boost after book signing donations
POYNTON Royal British Legion has been given a boost thanks to the family of a Englishwoman who lived behind enemy lines during the First World War.
The branch received a cheque from relatives of Annie Droege, whose story was made into a book.
Diary Of Annie’s War Extended Edition by best-selling author Rev GP Taylor and journalist Charles Yates tells the story of housewife Annie who fled her house arrest in a German garrison town to be reunited with her interned husband Arthur.
The money was collected during book signings around the region.
A cheque was handed to Poynton Royal British Legion branch chairman Patrick Bailey. Annie’s great nephew Mark Drummond Rigg, who transcribed her handwritten diary in a year-long labour of love, said: “We were very keen to make a donation to the Royal British Legion as my Great Aunt Annie was a truly caring person and would want to support their charitable work. I don’t think anyone ever thought when Annie wrote it that a New York Times best-selling author would be adding the finishing touches a century later.”
Diary of Annie’s War Extended Edition 2014 published by Grosvenor House Publishing £10.99 available online and in book stores.
●● Mark Drummond Rigg and Poynton Royal British Legion branch chairman Patrick Bailey