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5.0 out of 5 stars An exciting first novel!, 11 Aug 2013
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This first novel by Bernard Neeson is a real page turner! An intriguing plot, and strong characterisation, not only into the familiar and complex personality of Churchill, but of others close to him in the early stages of World War II. The relationship between Churchill and Brendan Bracken is particularly interesting as the plot develops.

The writer develops the fascination idea that Hitler is tricked into invading England with false information about our strength and resources. This would have been a daring plan indeed, but Neeson presents it as scarily possible. Neeson brings to life this very challenging period in our history, with well researched detail and a fast moving story. The descriptions of the dog fights in the skies above the south of England are particularly evocative.

This is a well crafted first novel. It ends with invasion about to commence, and the reader wanting more. Will Neeson give us the next stage in this alternative history of the war?
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4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting alternative...., 29 Sep 2013
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.....history of a dark time for Great Britain. Given Churchill' s well recorded recklessness at the Dardanelles it's even more chilling to think that this might have crossed his mind. A good read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Intriguing fiction - or is it fact?, 18 Aug 2013
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This debut novel is so well crafted that I began to doubt that it is fiction. It is clear that a great deal of research was undertaken to create this work and the authors grasp of that part of history, and the main players involved, is highly informative, regardless of what really happened. If this is a debut novel I look forward to the follow up.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Interesting Concept, 22 July 2013
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It's an interesting idea to think about, could Churchill and the War Cabinet have actually considered this. May definitely have ended the war prematurely. Shame the book didn't go on to see whether Britain won.

Try it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars BRILLIANT!!, 15 Dec 2013
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An exciting, superbly researched and very feasible story obviously well researched and the author knows his history and the people in the story ie Churchill , Hitler and other lesser known characters. Only disappointment was that it finished too quick at the climatic part and was left in the air, literally!!

Cant wait for the next part which i understand will be in the first quarter of 2014. Highly recommended especially to buffs of WW2 History !!

Always interesting to read "What could have happened"?

Good luck to Bernard on his next books!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent read - and totally plausible, 5 Dec 2013
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Bought this on my kindle from a recommendation on another purchase. Read in 1 sitting coming back on the train from Glasgow and what a fascinating & cracking storyline. Historically accurate & factually correct this is nevertheless a novel - or is it?? I found it very well structured, well written & totally engrossing. Thoroughly recommended.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great first novel, 6 Dec 2013
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If your a fan of alternative history in particular the Second World War than you will enjoy this book it sets out a scenario which encompasses a different outcome to Hitler's invasion of Great Britain.
Its well written and detailed in terms of the characterisation of key individuals.
Buy it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars War Games, 15 July 2013
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An intriguing story which hovers between fact and fiction showing us the Churchill we know from the history books but also the Churchill who may have dabbled in a dangerous world of military intrigue and conspiracy. The book records real events of World War 11, just after Dunkirk when Britain was on the brink of defeat. It shows Churchill in desperate closed meetings with his confidants, especially Bracken, searching for a way out of the crisis. At this stage the author presents us with an imagined scenario of 'what if' What if Hitler was actually invited to invade? The reasons for such an unbelievable scenario are explored by the author in many hours of tense dialogue, behind closed doors, throughout the night, as the British war cabinet and its advisers explore every avenue. So the controversial suggestion of the book's title begins to emerge. We also get to hear Hitler's view of events as he meets with his generals to prepare for invasion. These intense extracts of top level discussion are balanced by imagined street scenes in Berlin, where families enjoy summer promenades, unaware of impending events. Other treats for the reader are description of spitfires soaring high against distance horizons. Overall this is a well researched book, written in clear prose - well worth a read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great read !!!, 2 Jan 2014
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I really enjoyed this book, very thought provoking. The writer has had an excellent idea and turned it into a fascinating read, full of action. Only one criticism is the abrupt ending. Maybe a sequel ?? Hope so
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fact or Fiction?, 20 Jun 2014
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This is a first novel?
The story made me wonder if I was reading a dramatisation of fact or an alternative history.
I'm still not sure.
Great stuff.
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