Writing The Century - Vera 'jack' Holme

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Vera 'Jack' Holme

1918-1921. Louise Ironside dramatises the diaries of Vera 'Jack' Holme. A former cross-dressing actress and suffragette, Vera spent the war years as a member of the Scottish Women's Hospital in Serbia. At the end of the war Vera - known as 'Jack' - was busy finding a role for herself both in love and duty. Estranged from her long term partner, Evelina Haverfield, Vera spends much of 1918 fundraising for relief work in Serbia - a country she longs to return to. Vera's fundraising tour brings her into the orbit of Edinburgh artist Dorothy Johnstone and the pair soon become close. But the spectre of Evalina is never far away and Vera's friendship with Dorothy becomes strained when Evalina issues an invitation that Vera cannot refuse.

Other parts played by members of the cast.

Additional research by Jane Mackelworth

Producer/Director: David Ian Neville.

1918. Vera is raising funds for Serbian causes.

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Vera 'Jack' Holme

1918-1921. Louise Ironside dramatises the diaries of Vera 'Jack' Holme A former cross dressing actress and suffragette, Vera had spent the war years as a member of the Women's Volunteer Reserve serving with the Scottish Women's Hospitals on the Eastern Front. At the end of the war Vera - known as 'Jack' - was busy finding a role for herself both in love and duty. Estranged from her long term partner, Evelina Haverfield, Vera spends much of 1918 fundraising for relief work in Serbia. But in 1919 Vera finds herself back in the country she loves when Evalina invites her to help with the establishment of an orphanage for the children of the Serbian war dead. But while Evelina is delighted to be working with Vera again, their relationship is not what it once was. While Evalina charges ahead with new challenges and projects, Vera is left alone in Belgrade. Fortunately she finds a new friend in local relief worker Natalia.

Dramatised by Louise Ironside

Other parts played by members of the cast.

Additional research by Jane Mackelworth

Producer/Director: David Ian Neville.

1919. Former actress and suffragette Vera finds a new role as a relief worker in Serbia.

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Vera 'Jack' Holme

1918-1921. Louise Ironside dramatises the diaries of Vera 'Jack' Holme A former cross-dressing actress and suffragette, Vera had spent the war years as a member of the Women's Volunteer Reserve serving with the Scottish Women's Hospital in Serbia. At the end of the war Vera - known as 'Jack' - was busy finding a role for herself both in love and duty. Estranged from her long term partner, Evelina Haverfield, Vera spends much of 1918 fundraising for relief work in Serbia. But Vera is drawn back to the country she loves when Eve invites her to help establish an orphanage for the children of the Serbian war dead. With the orphanage now up and running Vera does her best to work hard and forge new friendships. But Vera's hardest time approaches as Eve becomes gravely ill.

Dramatised by Louise Ironside

Other parts played by members of the cast.

Additional research by Jane Mackelworth

Producer/Director: David Ian Neville.

1920. Vera faces her biggest challenge as Eve becomes desperately ill.

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Vera 'Jack' Holme

1918-1921. Louise Ironside dramatises the diaries of Vera 'Jack' Holme A former actress and suffragette, Vera had spent the war years as a member of the Women's Volunteer Reserve serving with the Scottish Women's Hospital in Serbia. At the end of the war Vera - known as 'Jack' - was busy finding a role for herself both in love and duty. Estranged from her long term partner, Evalina Haverfield, Vera spends much of 1918 fundraising for relief work in Serbia. But Vera is drawn back to the country she loves when Eve invites her to help establish an orphanage for the children of the Serbian war dead. But Vera's delight at being back in Serbia with Eve is shattered when Eve dies of pneumonia. In the aftermath of the unexpected death Vera must cope with mounting responsibilities at the orphanage as well as her own grief.

Dramatised by Louise Ironside

Other parts played by members of the cast.

Additional research by Jane Mackelworth

Producer/Director: David Ian Neville.

1920. Vera takes on more responsibilities at the orphanage.

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Vera 'Jack' Holme

1918-1921. Louise Ironside dramatises the diaries of Vera 'Jack' Holme A former actress and suffragette, Vera had spent the war years as a member of the Women's Volunteer Reserve serving with the Scottish Women's Hospital in Serbia. At the end of the war Vera - known as 'Jack' - was busy finding a role for herself both in love and duty. Estranged from her long term partner, Evelina Haverfield, Vera spends much of 1918 fundraising for relief work in Serbia.. But Vera is drawn back to the country she loves when Eve invites her to help establish an orphanage for the children of the Serbian war dead. But Vera's delight at being back in Serbia with Eve is shattered when Eve dies of pneumonia. In the aftermath of the unexpected death Vera must cope with mounting responsibilities at the orphanage as well as her own grief. Now as her time in Serbia draws to a close Vera is faced with shaping a new life for herself - but where, and with who?

Dramatised by Louise Ironside

Other parts played by members of the cast.

Additional research by Jane Mackelworth

Producer/Director: David Ian Neville.

1921. As her time in Serbia draws to a close, Vera is faced with finding a new role.