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The Roses of No Mans Land,
This review is from: The Roses of No Man's Land (Paperback)
Just finished this book - my first by Lyn MacDonald but will certainly not be my last. Despite the sombre mood it's closing chapters have left me in, this was a fantastic blend of facts, infomation and personal histories which created an easy to read journey through years of WW1 - which were cleverly interwoven with 1914 characters cropping up again throughout the book and in particular in different circumstances at the closing of the war
In addition to its enlightening history of what was going on away from the battle front and the consequences of the human struggle it provides an equally fascinating insight into the British class system and the breaking down of its barriers through need and circumstance - for some, but not all!
I would thoroughly recommend this book - normally I read soldiers accounts, in works like Voices From and Forgotten Voices but it has been brilliant to read so many behind the scenes parallel accounts of tragedy and joy