Man In The Moon
Man In The Moon is a story of a reluctant conscript into the English Civil War: a historically accurate narrative of redemption and self-discovery amid the horror of the bloodiest conflict ever to take place on English soil.
Robert de Gilbert is a superficial youth whose parents so despair of his rakish lifestyle that they buy their son a commission in the King's army, hoping it will be the making of him. His servant, John Wilson, is Pangloss to Robert's Candide, the voice of reason amid his master's more extreme flights of self-delusion...with a Yorkshire accent. Taking the atmosphere of Lucky Jim and Billy Liar and transposing it to the traditional boy's own war story, Man In The Moon proves that even the most determinedly anti-heroic of us can find hidden depths.
Funny in some places, mildly dirty in others and extraordinarily vivid in its depiction of the horror and stupidity of war, Man In The Moon is a story of sex, spying, drunkenness and shooting: what more do you need?
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