Daria Valkenburg’s book ‘No Soldier Buried Overseas Should Ever Be Forgotten‘ is now available in both print and e-book formats.
Thanks to the amazing talents of Wendy Nattress we have a book website: https://nosoldierforgotten.com/. The website has a book description, preview pages, ordering information, author bio, and more.
Wendy also prepared a short book trailer…
…A Few Reviews….
Brien and Moira Robertson: “…We received No Soldier… today and have been reading it ever since. Such a wonderful journey telling of your travels and memorializing those lost in the tragedy of wars. And here we go again, thinking about what could happen in Ukraine. Reading the book brings home the thought that all wars are really civil wars. Lives lost for nothing. Great job telling the story so not to forget those lost. We are proud to be your friends….”
Susan Choi: “…Just finished your book! It was a great read. Thank you both for what you have done to honor and remember the Canadian soldiers and the sacrifices they made for all of us in WWI and WWII. Your book was particularly special to me because of the personal friendship I have with both of you. Daria, you have a gift for writing. You write the way you speak. As I read your book, it was as though you were sitting next to me, telling me about this wonderful war memorial trip. Your wit and humor were intact and offered a much needed relief to a serious and somber subject. Thank you both again for all that you have done and continue to do in the name of the fallen soldiers who gave up everything for all of us…”
Burnie Reynaert: “…I always feel comforted when I read what you have both accomplished. Wishing you success on your European memorial tour. I did buy your book, and liked it very much. It sits on my coffee table...”
Bloyce McLellan: “...I really have my nose into your book. You both did a real wonderful job and what a gift to all the families of these Veterans. Both of you deserve enormous credit and need to take a bow. Awesome work….”
Phillip Shovk: “… I’ve finally finished your book and I must say that I enjoyed it very much! I like the way it touched on many themes – the courage of the soldiers, the tragedy and futility of war, the respect that the liberated show to the liberators and, of course, the respect that you’ve shown to these young men and the pride you must feel for them as your compatriots! It also reads as a travelogue which makes it lots of fun – maps, getting around, different cultures and of course food! So well done and best wishes to you both …”
Marie Sever: “…I am enjoying reading your book. You and Pieter certainly had some adventures and incidents on the way. I particularly love the ‘Fresh’ eggs incident. I would have been confused too. I love the flags you put on the graves you found. A thoughtful gesture and touching for other visitors passing by or looking for that particular grave. The photos are wonderful….”
…Previous Postings About The Book…
To read previous postings about the book:
…Media Interviews About The Book…
Matt Rainnie interviewed Daria for CBC PEI’s Mainstreet PEI program about her Author Talk at the Victoria Playhouse on August 11, 2022, part of the Our Island Talks Series. The interview about her book ‘No Soldier Buried Overseas Should Ever Be Forgotten‘ aired August 5, 2022. See https://www.cbc.ca/listen/live-radio/1-130-mainstreet-pei/clip/15929265-daria-valkenburgs-book
Pieter and Daria were interviewed by Peter J. Wilson of the North Bay Nugget, about their research into soldiers buried in The Netherlands. The article Couple devoted to telling fallen soldiers’ stories | North Bay Nugget ran in the online version on May 19, 2022 and in the print version on May 20, 2022. See https://www.nugget.ca/news/couple-devoted-to-telling-fallen-soldiers-stories
- An article about Daria’s book and upcoming Author Talk at the North Bay Library was published in Bay Today.ca on May 15. See Soldiers honoured in new book. Author talk set for public library: https://www.baytoday.ca/local-news/soldiers-honoured-in-new-book-author-talk-set-for-public-library-5357955
- Daria was interviewed by Clarke Heipel of YOUR TV North Bay prior to the talk she gave at the North Bay Public Library in North Bay, Ontario on May 19, 2022. See:
- Cody McEachern of Saltwire interviewed Daria and Pieter for The Guardian. The interview was posted online on April 25, 2022 and ran in The Guardian’s print edition on April 26, 2022. See P.E.I. author highlights 6-week war memorial tour through Europe in new book | SaltWire https://www.saltwire.com/prince-edward-island/news/pei-author-highlights-6-week-war-memorial-tour-through-europe-in-new-book-100721970/
- Angela Walker interviewed Daria for CBC PEI’s Mainstreet PEI program about her book ‘No Soldier Buried Overseas Should Ever Be Forgotten‘, which aired February 17, 2022. See Daria Valkenburg’s new book | Mainstreet PEI with Matt Rainnie | Live Radio | CBC Listen