Harold William Thorpe
Stories of our Grandparents. Stories for our Grandchildren.
This series by Wisconsin author Harold William Thorpe is an “epic tale of a bygone era.” In turns riveting and wistful, the books tell the story of the O’Shaughnessy family pursuing their dreams and overcoming adversities with determination and grace.
An award-winning, heartwarming family saga with charming cast of characters that readers will love.
On Christmas Eve, Dec. 24, 1914, British, German, and French soldiers on the war’s western front disregarded explicit orders from their superiors, and threat of consequences including court marshal and even execution. They rose up out their trenches, put down their weapons, and celebrated the Yuletide together.
All the way back to the Nativity in the Bible, animals have been part of the Christmas story. Woodland animals, to the present day, often show up in stories about the winter holiday season.
Real Life Characters
The O’Shaughnessy Chronicles are a fictionalized account of my family’s history in rural Wisconsin. The Good Friends Storybooks were written for my grandchildren and are also inspired by real people and events. Meet some of the real life people who inspired the characters in my books.
About the Author
Harold William Thorpe grew up in southwest Wisconsin and spent many happy hours at his and his relatives’ farms. It wasn’t until retirement that he decided to fictionalize his mother’s memoirs. The result is the award winning O’Shaughnessy Chronicles. In addition he has written 4 children’s books, one for each of his grandchildren: The Good Friends Storybooks.
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