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Highly recommended, a good read and excellent background to Nicolas Monserat (The Cruel Sea) the man and his writing
on 22 June 2017
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Excellent book which should be essential reading for anyone trying to understand the man who wrote the Cruel Sea, especially as the three books are so different giving even more of a cross section of him himself and his writing style.
Each is an outstandingly good read, high readable, engage with the reader and explain the realities in great detail without ever being a hard read.
The approach reminds me of Foyles War in its frank depiction of many realities of war without sentimentality but very detailed. He also explains through the narrative the context for the people, what reality was like before the War and their hopes for after the War.
Further convinces me how great a writer he is. Highly recommended