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Roger, Sausage and Whippet: A Miscellany of Trench Lingo from the Great War Hardcover – 27 Sep 2012

4.8 out of 5 stars 4 customer reviews

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  • Hardcover: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Headline (27 Sept. 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0755363671
  • ISBN-13: 978-0755363674
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 2.3 x 22.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 793,374 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This fascinating miscellany of trench lingo is essential reading for First World War buffs and Downton script editors. (The Lady)

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A fascinating miscellany of trench lingo from the Great War

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Format: Hardcover
As someone who enjoys history this is a fantastic and original approach to a period that has been comprehensively covered. Not only does this book bring to life the experience of the common man on the front line, it also provides a witty insight into the period. I had a lot of fun reading this book and think it will make the perfect Christmas present - rivalling the various almanacs that seem to come out at that time of the year.
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I've read loads of books about the Great War 1914-1918 and I've visited the old battlefields many times so I wasn't expecting much from this latest 'miscellany' but on every page I discovered words and phrases I had not come acros before. Christopher Moore's sly definitions also cast new light on many words I already knew. Weirdly, since it's basically a tarted up dictionary,I found myself drawn straight into it and read the whole thing in one sitting (a long train journey).

This may be something to do with Moore's alter ego, a certain Captain Cartwright, the purported collector of the trench lingo in 'Roger, Sausage & Whippet'. Cartwright's story, as narrated in his letters home, seems entirely plausible and, where it touches on real events, historically accurate. I got totally involved with him as a character and was mightily relieved when he survived the battle of the Somme. Perhaps he's been spared for another outing?
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Fresh and interesting perspective on the Great War. It manages to express the nuances of trench life. It captures the comic moments as well as the tragic and the writing is touching and informative.

Well worth reading.

PLMR
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Great fun for everybody and seriously good information for the keen enthusiast
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Amazon.com: HASH(0x8734eaec) out of 5 stars 11 reviews
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HASH(0x8718cf6c) out of 5 stars WRONG author, people! 10 Feb. 2013
By kendra a. purtle - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
I thought this book was actually by THE Christopher Moore, but turns out, it was not! I wasted a lot of money for boredom and confusion. Misery! Don't make the mistake of thinking you will be delighted by one if your favorite authors! I do not blame the author, of course, it was Amazon who recommended it (because the names were the same!).
44 of 50 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x87180ef4) out of 5 stars Wrong Christopher Moore 12 April 2013
By R. Young - Published on Amazon.com
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This book does an adequate job reproducing a collection of WWI letters and a glossary of slang terms used within.

Note: Amazon listed this book among Christopher Moore's famously funny novels. It is by a different Christopher Moore and it is not a novel.
30 of 37 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x87180df8) out of 5 stars Roger, Sausage and Whippet 13 May 2013
By Trisha Hayes - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
Don't even try to read this on kindle... actually don't bother reading this at all unless you like reading a dictionary of random words with nonsensical meanings. And this is not MY BELOVED AUTHOR Christopher Moore. There needs to be some way to tell them apart!
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x8734eed0) out of 5 stars Despite the title and cover art, it is not ... 11 Feb. 2015
By Mark Sadausky - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Despite the title and cover art, it is not that Christopher Moore. Not completely disappointing though. Interesting writer, but this is really a glossary. It was not apparent, but I probably should have dug deeper.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x87ce7028) out of 5 stars Thought I was buying a book by my favorite Christopher Moore 2 Mar. 2015
By jerce - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Not what I was expecting. Thought I was buying a book by my favorite Christopher Moore. But an interesting book anyway.
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