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  • Hardcover: 386 pages
  • Publisher: ALLISON & BUSBY; First Edition edition (27 Feb. 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0749008423
  • ISBN-13: 978-0749008420
  • Product Dimensions: 15.5 x 3.8 x 23.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,652,570 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"A Bitter Field" is a real page-turner which offers an authentic flavour of those turbulent times.

"A vivid, authentic flavour of those turbulent times, laced as it is with carefully worked-in historical detail that s informative without being intrusive "

About the Author

Jack Ludlow is the pseudonym of David Donachie, who was born in Edinburgh in 1944. David Donachie has had a variety of jobs, including selling everything from business machines to soap. He has always had an abiding interest in the naval history of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

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Bought three from this particular period by Jack Ludlow - have proved to be great holiday reading material. He has a good range of subject material - especially the current Roman-era tales.
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Although the Road to War books are rather Boy's own, his stories flow within credible historical
content. The writer holds your interest.
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HASH(0x95e949c4) out of 5 stars Atmospheric,pre WW2 stylish,political spy and action story 18 Sept. 2013
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In a style reminding John Buchan and Erskine Childers the hero of Ludlow,Callum Jardine, a typical British old boy fights together with his SIS chum the good fight against Fascism and Nazism in 1938 in France ,Spain and mostly Czechoslovakia.
This is the third volume of the Road to War trilogy of Jack Ludlow and the best one.The novel is remarkable not only for its clever and original plot but also for the faithful and honestly realistic recreation of that era and its atmosphere,showing the doubts uncertainties and divided loyalties existing in GB and Europe on the big political issues of the times.It is worth mentioning that this is not a simple them and us story but it shows the divisions within the British Establishment and the European ones on the significance and the handling of the big political issues of the time such as Spain,Mittel Europa,the beginnings of the Jewish persecution and Hitler,the appeasement atmosphere and the undercurrents working against it.
The principal characters are well sketched and their Britishness is only the external amusing shell,they are deeply and believably described as real commited fighters and their competence and skills are the qualities of the experienced operative not those of a James Bond.
Faithful to their British persona they do the right thing less by deep political conviction and more from their sense of decency,fairness and old fashioned patriotism.
Cal Jardine undertakes the mission to establish whether Czechoslovakia will fight if attacked by Germany,how the German Generals will accept this order by Hitler,all that in Neville Chamberlain's England of appeasement and avoidance of war at the expense of Hitler's victim countries.
It is a well written story with the twists and turns of a good thriller but it is a bit more than that,a glimpse at another era through both details and big events skillfully weaved together.
The pace of the novel is not modern hectic but matches the pace of those times fast or slow as it should be.It would appeal a lot to readers that know something of the history of that period and those places which are accurately,stylishly and honestly recreated in the book
DVK
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