'Losing a sibling then finding out after 65 years that they are still alive is unimagineable but that's what happened to Sybil and Blanche Le Fleur.'
Yorkshire Post - 11th November 2008

'It is an amazing story which seems to lend itself more to a fictional adventure story than real life, but real life it is. It is a reminder of how faith and love knows no boundaries and survives both time and distance.'
The Universe - 9th November 2008

'The result is a beautifully crafted book which is rich in detail and written with an empathy that betrays its author's close links to the tale.'
Gillian Bell - The Press and Journal - 8th November 2008 

'A Tale Of Two Sisters features a remarkable wartime story that links Huntly to Calcutta. The sisters heart-warming and inspirational story is told in Derek's book "Torn Apart", published by Mainstream.' 
Life and Work - November 2008

'Family was torn apart following wartime bombing raid in Burma.
My mum was reunited with her sister after 66 years, whatever happens no one can take away the special time they've spent together in the last year. It's a memory to cherish forever.'
The Weekly News - October 2008

'This is the moving and inspirational story of how two sisters seperated when the Japanese bombed Rangoon in 1941, lost touch and settled in different continents before finding each other again, decades later, after a chance set of circumstances brought them together.'
The Oldie - Autumn 2008 

'This is their story – emotional, incredible, but true.'
Scottish Field - September 2008

'This is a beautifully written biography of two sisters who were separated in Burma in 1941 due to the Japanese air raid on Rangoon. The book's description of the sisters reunion in 2007 when their two families met for the first time is very emotional.'
Scottish Home and Country - August 2008.

'Sisters torn apart by World War II reunited at last.
Touching tale now the subject of new book.
The remarkable story of two sisters who found each other after 66 years apart has been retold in a heart-warming book.'
Aberdeen Press and Journal - July 2008

'Emotional reunion for sisters torn apart by war'
Sunday Post – July 2008.

'The sisters had been separated for more than 65 years. Now they were going to be reunited in this powerful and heart wrenching tale.'
Greenock Telegraph – July 2008.

'Lovely to see you sis, it's been a while.'
Daily Mirror – July 2008.

'Together at last after war tore us apart'
Sunday Times – June 2008.

'Torn apart is a story told with immense charm and empathy. Derek gave a great talk last night which was moving, funny and self deprecating.'
Yeadon's Book Shop, Elgin – book launch event 3rd July 2008.

'An entertaining, educational and enjoyable talk laced with anecdotes and humour'
Sarah Ann Kelly, Local Studies Librarian, AK Bell Library, York Place, Perth

'Sisters separated by Second World War are reunited 66 years later. They had an “indescribable” reunion in Calcutta, India, in October last year. Sybil said: "She (Blanche) had been trying to find me for years and had never given up hope. I missed her terribly."
Derek Flory, 56, Sybil's son, has told their story in a book called Torn Apart, which is to be featured next month at the Edinburgh International Book festival.'
Daily telegraph July 2008.

'Son's Internet mistake reunites siblings. Two sisters torn apart almost 70 years ago have finally found each other again – thanks to an Internet spelling mistake.'
The Courier and Advertiser July 2008
'Reunited 66 years later. Within minutes of them meeting it was like they had never been apart.'
Daily Star July 2008

'The book is beautifully written, with depth of feeling and an eye for the smallest detail, and crucially, it draws the reader into the story until every turn and twist engages the reader. This book is a very good read, a real page turner.'
The Huntly Express July 2008

'Ellon man's book tells the tale of two sisters 'Torn Apart'. The story of two sisters separated by war and reunited more than 60 years later has captured the interest of people throughout the country thanks to a book by an Ellon-born man. Derek said, “Mum just fell into her sister's arms and hugged her. The fact that they are still alive and were able to meet – that in itself is remarkable.”
Ellon Times August 2008

'Heart warming stuff'
The Bookseller 2008

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