In 'One Day in December', Scarborough based author D.B. Lewis, working together with local Wilfred Owen historian, Len Friskney, has linked together various aspects of the First World War as they affected this North Yorkshire seaside resort. The book covers 'The Bombardment of Scarborough' in December 1914, the war poetry of Wilfred Owen written during his time in the town, and the effects of the war on the local people. The book contains chapters on the production of community theatre based on these topics which is suitable for use by schools and youth groups together with a chapter on the legacy of Wilfred Owen in the dialogue for peace. Using new material the book is a fascinating look at this era of Scarborough's history and a strong testimony for the cause of international concord.
D.B. Lewis is a non-fiction author specialising in biography, reminiscence and all forms of 'life-writing'. His first book, 'A Little Bit of Trouble in London', was published by Valley Press in Scarborough, UK in 2014 followed the editorship of 'Plotting Shed', an anthology of creative writing by students of the University of Hull in 2016. His play, 'One Day in December' about Wilfred Owen, the First World War and the Bombardment of Scarborough, was first produced in 2014. Others works include two travel books on Croatia, a guide to 'Wilfred Owen in Scarborough' and a poetry collection. He has had a varied and rewarding working life and now writes full-time in a cottage on the North Yorkshire coast of the U.K. His last work, 'Great Aunts and Armadillos'; a helpful glimpse into the journey of dementia, was tredition's 'Book of the Month' in March 2019. He is currently writing a biographical study of 'The English'.