Julie receives commission to write a book for the centenary of the Royal British Legion for May 2021 publication
Julie appointed Fellow in Waiting
Jambusters among UK 2015 Bestselling History Titles
ITV Commissions a second series of Home Fires
With four episodes screened so far, Home Fires, the drama series inspired by Jambusters, is the best performing Sunday evening drama for ITV in 2014 and so far in 2015 after Downton Abbey, with a consolidated average rating of 6.2 million viewers to date and a 24% share of the audience.Read the press release: ITV commissions a second series of Home Fires.
Home Fires: Transmission Dates Announced
PBS Adds Home Fires to its 2015 Masterpiece Line-Up
Cast Announced, Production Commences for ITV Jambusters Drama
“Great writing from Simon has given Julie Summers’ wonderful book a fictional life. The women are real and engaging and have fantastic spirit and attitude. With World War II on the horizon, multiple strands of plot interweave to create a period drama full of jeopardy and intrigue, but also great humanity and modernity.”
For full details, read the ITV Press release: Production commences on World War II drama Home Fires.
Jambusters in the Amazon Kindle Summer Sale
Amazon.co.uk have selected Jambusters for their Kindle Summer Sale, running from the 18 July until 1 September. Get your copy now for just £1.99.Click here for more details and to purchase.
Jambusters are Go!
New ITV drama Jambusters to tell the story of women on the Second World War Home FrontClick here for further details.
Gransnet.com April 2013
At Gransnet.com, Julie recounts the discovery of Edith Jones’ diaries and their importance as the ‘golden thread’ in Jambusters.Read the article.
The Wildest Dream
Julie was a guest on the Today Programme on Monday 15 August to discuss the themes explored by the film The Wildest Dream shown on BBC2 on Wednesday 17 August at 9pm.Listen to the broadcast (mp3).
For more details about the film and Julie’s involvement in its making, read her November 2009 Newsletter – The Wildest Dream.
Everest Needs You, Mr Irvine Lecture Tour
From the end of September Julie is undertaking a tour of British theatres with the lecture Everest Needs You, Mr Irvine. The interest in what happened to George Mallory and Sandy Irvine close to the summit of Mount Everest in June 1924 is undiminished. This illustrated talk captures Sandy’s brief life, bringing his passion, energy and incredible inventiveness to the fore.Dates and venues
When the Children Came Home New Book
The Colonel of Tamarkan: Runner-up in Best Audiobooks of the Year 2010.
British and Commonwealth War Cemeteries New Book
Remembering Fromelles New Book
The Colonel of Tamarkan New Audio CD
Stranger in the House Now in Paperback
“It is in the courage, honesty and vividness of these first-hand accounts that the power of these reminiscences lies” – Daily TelegraphStranger in the House was published on 1st September 2008. The paperback released 6th July 2009.
Julie was interviewed by Jenni Murray on Woman’s Hour and the book was serialised in You Magazine in November, and has been reviewed in the Daily Telegraph, The Spectator, the Mail on Sunday, Good Housekeeping, BBC History Magazine and most recently The Sunday Times.
An audio CD of Stranger in the House is now available via Chrome Audio, Amazon and most good bookshops.