on 11 March 2014
I can't really say anything more than I really enjoyed this read, and would congratulate the author on the way he handled such a sensitive subject and told the stories of two seperate families intertwining the past with the present. The time span of the story goes from the beginnings of the First World War and ends in the 1950s, so there's alot to cover. Well done, and most definatley recommended.
on 9 March 2015
This book really made me think about what we might call, the then enemy of Great Britain. It is the story of how two families on opposing sides dealt with loss of their beloved sons and who met at one of their visits to Flanders, where both sons had been killed at the battle of Passchendaele. It does make you think, that all these young men on both sides had a loving family back home who worried.
on 26 February 2014
This is a very enjoyable read, with a lot of humour, along with the real serious questions that must be asked in a book which follows the families of two sons of war. Dialogue is used extensively and very effectively to place the reader in amongst the characters, and the interplay between them surely reminds us all of our own friends and acquaintances. One hundred years on this is a very relevant book for young and old. Read it. You will giggle and cry, and be glad you did!!