Greg and Sylvia Ray talk about The Hunter Region in the Great War at Kurri Library

Hunter authors Greg and Sylvia Ray will visit Kurri Kurri Library this Thursday to discuss their eighth book, The Hunter Region in the Great War.

The book tells the story of the region’s servicemen and women, and their families, in their own voices.

The husband-and-wife team have woven together the strands of many Hunter families’ sometimes-gruelling stories from the First World War – drawing upon the voices of those who were in the trenches, using diaries, letters and journals of soldiers.

Cessnock mayor Bob Pynsent encourages local residents to come along and enjoy what will be a fascinating talk about a very important book.

“The Rays’ latest book is a truly unique survey of the impact of World War I on Newcastle and the Hunter because it is largely told in the words of those who were there to experience it,” Cr Pynsent said.

The Hunter Region in The Great War is the Ray’s biggest, most ambitious and challenging project to date, representing many hundreds of hours of research and writing.

The author talk will be held at Kurri Kurri Library on Thursday from 10.30am to 12pm.

Tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided.

It is a free event but bookings are essential; call 4937 1638.

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