In 1937 England, twenty years after losing contact with her only living relatives, Moira Edwards sends a Letter from Brackham Wood, where she has been serving as a maid of all work, to the last known American address of her uncle and aunt and their daughter––thus putting in motion a series of letters spanning all of World War II. In these letters, Moira and her cousin, Margaret Walker, a doctor living in Spokane, Washington, reflect on their lives, the world’s condition, changing times for women, and a case of espionage in which she, Moira, finds herself at the center.
Rita Gard Seedorf is a retired academic who became reacquainted with her high school classmate, Margaret Verhoef, as they worked on planning their high school reunion. Together they soon began writing Letters From Brackham Wood. Besides academic publications, she has written articles on local history and is the author of One Room Out West, the story of a one-room schoolhouse and its students. She and her husband Marty live in Cheney Washington. They have a son and a daughter and two grandsons.
Margaret Albi Verhoef is a retired teacher and school librarian who became reacquainted with her high school classmate, Rita Seedorf, as they worked on planning their high school reunion. Together they soon began writing Letters From Brackham Wood. Margaret, the wife of a retired Army Dental Officer, developed her skills as a letter-writer during the years they were stationed from Alaska to Texas and New York to Washington State. She and her husband Doug have a daughter and a granddaughter and live with their schnauzer in Spokane, WA.