• RRP: £12.99
  • You Save: £0.91 (7%)
FREE Delivery in the UK.
Only 8 left in stock (more on the way).
Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
Love Letters of the Great... has been added to your Basket
+ £2.80 UK delivery
Used: Good | Details
Sold by Brit-Books
Condition: Used: Good
Comment: Simply Brit: We have dispatched from our UK warehouse books of good condition to over 1 million satisfied customers worldwide. We are committed to providing you with a reliable and efficient service at all times.
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 2 images

Love Letters of the Great War Hardcover – 16 Jan 2014

4.5 out of 5 stars 33 customer reviews

See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price
New from Used from
Kindle Edition
"Please retry"
Hardcover
"Please retry"
£12.08
£3.77 £0.01
Note: This item is eligible for click and collect. Details
Pick up your parcel at a time and place that suits you.
  • Choose from over 13,000 locations across the UK
  • Prime members get unlimited deliveries at no additional cost
How to order to an Amazon Pickup Location?
  1. Find your preferred location and add it to your address book
  2. Dispatch to this address when you check out
Learn more
£12.08 FREE Delivery in the UK. Only 8 left in stock (more on the way). Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
click to open popover

Special Offers and Product Promotions


Frequently Bought Together

  • Love Letters of the Great War
  • +
  • If You're Reading This...: Last Letters from the Front Line
  • +
  • Wives and Sweethearts: Love Letters Sent During Wartime
Total price: £40.06
Buy the selected items together

Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.




Product details

  • Hardcover: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Macmillan; Main Market Ed. edition (16 Jan. 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0230772838
  • ISBN-13: 978-0230772830
  • Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 2.5 x 20.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 63,038 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Product Description

Review

[Love Letters of the Great War] gathers together the most moving, intimate and fascinating correspondence to and from soldiers fighting in the First World War (Telegraph)

heartbreaking letters from the hell of the trenches . . . a moving collection (Daily Mail)

The passions of war are universal: these letters reflect the constancy of gallantry, intimacy and grief. (Iain Finlayson The Times)

touching and fascinating first-hand accounts ... a brilliant collection, and a must-read for both young and old (Press and Journal)

Love Letters of the Great War, sensitively edited by Mandy Kirkby and with an insightful foreword by Helen Dunmore, is more than a touching anthology. It shows that letters gave men the chance to reflect on their transformation into soldiers, allowed absent husbands and fathers to participate in family life, formed a point of physical contact between separated lovers . . . and, in spite of the censors, provided a forum for sexual fantasy. (Kate McLoughlin TLS)

emotive and poignant (Sunday Post)

Book Description

A powerful collection of love letters shared between soldiers and their sweethearts during World War I, edited and introduced by Mandy Kirkby, with a Foreword from Orange Prize-winner Helen Dunmore.

See all Product Description

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5 stars
Share your thoughts with other customers

Top Customer Reviews

Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
This is a short book that only took me an hour or so to read, but it gives a wonderful insight into the vast personal correspondence that was created by WW1. The letters here are not just between English soldiers and their loved ones at home, but include missives from Germany, France, India, Canada and Austria.

Most of the letters give moving voice to the emotions of ordinary people faced with extraordinary circumstances, and there are some lovely moments where, amidst the carnage, soldiers thank their wives for sausage rolls, or ask for Oxo cubes to be sent out to them.

One of my favourite letters, written to a husband in a POW camp, starts like this: ‘This is the last letter I am writing to you because on the 24th I am going to marry another man. Then, I don’t have to work any longer’ – we can only imagine what her sweetheart, if he ever received this, must have thought...
Comment 2 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
It's too short!

I've advised this book to a few friends already, as it really is touching to see a different perspective on the First World War.

These soldier's letters vary in terms of nationality, rank and content. There is a bit of everything; funny letters, random notes, accounts of the horrors and heart wrenching letters to their children (crying like a baby!). Most importantly every letter is a love letter.
Comment One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Very Heart - warming and sentimental. Lovely to see that some of the letters survived so the likes of us can read and treasure all together in one book. It'll be one book that'll be kept safe. Fantastic seller and would buy from again.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
I bought this for my parent's wedding anniversary and they loved it. The letters are sometimes touching, heart breaking or funny.

It gives a first hand glimpse of the horrors of the war and a nostalgic look into the past. My only criticism is that the pages in the book in hard back are very thick and the paper feels cheap. The reproduced photos do not come out well on this paper and are very bleached looking. Also, the thickness of the pages mean you have to force the book open to read it when you get to the middle.

Still compelling reading
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
I bought this book having read a review in a national newspaper. I thought it might be relevant as I knew that my Grandfather had written many letters from the trenches but I was not prepared for the coverage which he got. Reading about the different platoons and experiences which the soldiers coped with was an eye-opener, not just our own soldiers but those on the other side too. We tend to forget that they also had loved ones to whom they wrote, and it's all very moving. I think the whole book is well written, researched and edited, and it occupies a special place on my bookshelf.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
This book was sent for my husband as he is very interested in WW1 history. I also read it and found the letters very moving and sad to think that so many of these men never returned to their loved ones.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
A super book! So poignant and moving.I guarantee you will not be disappointed and feel sure you too will be moved?
Comment 5 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
This book gives you a real feeling of what is going on in the trenches, and the way that these young men are coping. Some far better than others. Their fear and hopes are tangible. A heartwarming and heartbreaking book.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse


Feedback