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An Enthralling Read,
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This review is from: At Break of Day (Paperback)
A gripping, moving account of the First World War from the perspective of four soldiers. 'At Break of Day' is absolutely beautifully written, with each voice given its own distinct prose style. The four soldiers' civilian lives couldn't be more different, yet gradually their fates become entwined in the run up to the Battle of the Somme in 1916. This book thoroughly deserves its wonderful reviews and I'd urge anyone to read it, whether or not you're interested in WW1. It's simply an outstanding novel.
My only gripe is the paperback cover image, which appears to market the book as 'women's fiction'. Women do appear, of course, but the book is very much about men's lives, and I'm certain that male and female readers would be equally enthralled by this novel.