Book tells quirky tales of Littlehampton life

Allis Moss at Littlehampton Library SUS-141113-115240001
Allis Moss at Littlehampton Library SUS-141113-115240001

RESIDENTS who found themselves in a new book about Littlehampton turned up for its launch to meet the author.

They came to hear journalist and broadcaster Allis Moss describe how she came to put her ‘Jigsaw Journey’ recollections together while learning to walk again following a back injury.

Her book uncovers quirky tales about the town’s history as well as sad episodes like meeting the family of a First World War soldier shot at dawn for alleged desertion during the conflict.

Allis’s talk was at Littlehampton Library, in Maltravers Road, the day before Remembrance Sunday, to mark 100 years since the outbreak of the 1914-18 war.

Speaking of her book, she said: “I spoke to people with family members who had fought in the trenches of the Western Front who recounted their stories.

“In the Second World War, there was the children’s home run by the wonderful nuns of St Joseph’s and the Army intelligence unit based in Littlehampton under the command of Ian Fleming.”

‘Jigsaw Journey’ is published by MusicPrint.

It is priced at £4.99 and is now available on Amazon as well as at outlets across the area.