<Embed>
Buy Used
£1.99
+ £2.80 delivery
Used: Like New | Details
Sold by orenbooks
Condition: Used: Like New
Comment: Paperback in very good condition pevious owners name neatly written inside cover. A Perfectly Readable gem. Photographs available on request. OVERSEAS BUYERS are welcome to email to ARRANGE ADDITIONAL SHIPPING FEES for any country. Dispatched from United Kingdom within 1 working day. Any questions Email us. Satisfaction guaranteed!!
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 this image

And Such Great Names as These Paperback – 4 Apr 2007

4.6 out of 5 stars 8 customer reviews

See all 6 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price
New from Used from
Kindle Edition
Paperback
£15.92 £1.99
click to open popover

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
    Apple
  • Android
    Android
  • Windows Phone
    Windows Phone

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

kcpAppSendButton


Product details

  • Paperback: 223 pages
  • Publisher: Matador (4 April 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1905886381
  • ISBN-13: 978-1905886388
  • Product Dimensions: 13.8 x 0.9 x 21.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars 8 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 7,599,184 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
  • Would you like to tell us about a lower price?
    If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?

Product description

Review

"Allen Makepeace evokes the time and place so convincingly, without shoving in research detail for the sake of it." Martyn Bedford, author of The Island of Lost Souls (Bloomsbury 2006), and fiction critic for the Literary Review"'... a gift for the language and landscape of the north-east and an ability to bring the period alive ...'Brighton Argus"... steeped in feeling for the period ... packed with incident ... you just lap it up ..."Northern Echo"... an engaging, fast-moving, page-turning style ..."Sussex Express"...you just lap it up ..."St Albans Observer

Synopsis

A military execution in France...a key event in this story of the conflicting demands of duty, loyalty and love. The war, with its horrifying, endless slaughter on the Western Front, is the backdrop. But it is in a north-east seaport where Dolly Weston, her husband reported missing, falls in love with a wounded army officer, who fears that he will shortly have to return to the Front. Did it show in his face? If they ever told him he was unfit for active service, he would dance for joy. Yet he also felt ashamed. To complicate things further, a deserter emerges, a soldier previously decorated for bravery, and unhealed wounds from a bitter past are reopened. And then there is 10 year-old Joshua, captive to the empty jingoism of his schoolteacher's tales of heroes. It is through small town bigotry and prejudice that the motherless Joshua is led into the world of three people whom he comes to admire and love, but who are destined to be driven cruelly apart. "And Such Great Names as These" is a graphic, sharply-etched novel, raw yet still tender - and above all, deeply convincing.

With a skilfully judged plot, characters we identify with and dialogue authentic to the region and period, Allen Makepeace delivers a commanding narrative, both vivid and dramatic.

See all Product description

8 customer reviews

4.6 out of 5 stars

Review this product

Share your thoughts with other customers

8 January 2012
Format: Paperback
23 January 2008
Format: Paperback
2 people found this helpful
Comment Report abuse
17 December 2007
Format: Paperback
One person found this helpful
Comment Report abuse
29 January 2007
Format: Paperback
5 people found this helpful
Comment Report abuse
3 December 2007
Format: Paperback
One person found this helpful
Comment Report abuse
16 December 2007
Format: Paperback
One person found this helpful
Comment Report abuse
9 February 2007
Format: Paperback
5 people found this helpful
Comment Report abuse

Would you like to see more reviews about this item?