‘The extraordinary diaries of an obscure Glasgow clerk who lived through the First World War and the Depression are set to become one of the publishing hits of the year’ Observer
But as the crisis in Europe worsened and news filtered back to an anxious home front, Livingstone's commentary on family life, Scottish weather and his culinary attempts were soon interwoven with accounts of soldiers wounded, prisoners taken and submarines sunk. Illustrated throughout with Livingstone's wry, whimsical sketches, these remarkable diaries capture perfectly the uncertainty of the period and the effects of war on an ordinary working-class family for whom life had to - and did - go on.
Unique and utterly compelling, Tommy's War is beautifully written, touching and difficult to put down.
I bought this as a present for someone who only reads non fiction books and it didn't disappointPublished 5 months ago by BrendaT
A brilliant account of an ordinary man and his family throughout the first world war. His diaries are just depicted as he wrote them and include the brilliant drawings sketched by... Read morePublished 7 months ago by DottyJotty
I thoroughly recommend this book to everyone, I was really sad when I had finished it as I had got to know Tommie and his family and friends so well, brilliant read.Published 8 months ago by darcie
An excellent 'dip into' book, full of interest to anyone who likes social history, well annotated explaining the world events of the time. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Pat
good read, especially if you know Glasgow. Details way of life in Glasgow during WWI as a civilian not a soldier.Published 20 months ago by John Scott Hardie
thought this would be a good read i did not even finish reading it ; it is so boring ; great if you want to fall asleepPublished on 21 May 2013 by halen reader