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A Serious Book
on 2 November 2017
This is an attempt to write a historically accurate fictional novel of the effect that the First World War had on the lives of those involved. There is some genuinely beautiful writing here and Louisa Young can convey great emotion very effectively.
The constant internal monologues that drive much of the novel do become a bit repetitive after a while, unfortunately but overall this is an absorbing and thought-provoking read.