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Moving Look At Some Of The Reminiscent Times Of World look at some f the reminiscent times Heaven Next Stop of World I PoignantStraying from his usual fiction Sebastian Faulks has worked with Hope Wolf to produce an anthology that beautifully portrays the different aspectsf the Great War from a variety f those involvedSo different from most books about t I was given this book which was released to mark the centenary f the First World War It s a mixture f letters poems postcards ccasional photos diary entries and memories and it s a really mixed bag Some Bases Loaded of the pieces are fascinatingthers heart breaking Have A Good Night, Volume 1 or sickening some merely baffling and I wondered why such scant fragments had been included All in all if you ve never read anything about the Great War you will come away informed but if you are already reasonably well informed you are unlikely to learn much new To read the thoughts reflections and memoriesf those who have lived through suffering and horrors that I cannot begin to comprehend is confronting and deeply moving This diverse selection f writings gives voice to representatives from every part f British society those who were part f the armed forces those they left behind nurses relief workers prisoners f war pacifists as well as from When You Lose Your Job other countries affected by the Great War They speak for all those who arewere unable to find words to express what they experienced My heart is so stunned I don t know whether it is brokenr not Private Frank Cocker 1915 I have been meaning to read this book since it came ut and yes I was not let down I feel that this book should be n the list for schools to get for. A lieutenant writes Isabel the Queen: Life and Times of digging through bodies that have the consistencyf Camembert cheese; a mother sends flower seeds to her son at the Front hoping that ne day someone may see them grow; a nurse tends a man back to health knowing he will be court martialled and shot as soon as he is fitIn this extraordinarily powerful and diverse selection f diaries letters and memories many Tim Crouch of which have never been published before privates andfficers seamen and airmen mun. .
Lf have divided A Broken World into four parts taking this vast amount f material and dividing it into four separate categories These categories try to address what it was like to hear f the war from far away nly able to imagine what it was really like the experiences had at close uarters by the soldiers
how the war both divided and united nationalities and finally the sheer loss that resulted from the war thatthe war both divided and united nationalities and finally the sheer loss that resulted from the war that supposed to end all warsThis is not an easy read It is staggeringly emotional a book f an ugly beauty and a beautiful agony It is a book to treasure to learn about the war and how the war was experienced In his introduction Sebastian Faulks sets ut the
vastness f the war and the great uestions it asks f usof the war and the great uestions it asks f us today It is a vastness that cannot be contained compressed and represented in ne book and the uestions cannot be answered But A Broken World does
HELP US A HUNDRED YEARS AFTERus a hundred years after beginning f the war to understand somewhat what happened and how its impact still rings through modern society Disclaimer I received a free copy f this book from the publishers via Netgalley for review a collection f letters with a few essays from famous writers Most Dead Man Riding (Nell Bray, of them very sad in some wayf course don t know why I torture myself with this sort f thing which I can nly read in small doses But it s nicely put together This anthology has some poignant letters diary entries and written accounts from both soldiers and civilians who were affected by the events f World War 1 As Sebastian Faulks writes in the introduction a century later it is still hard to appreciate the scale f what happened Pontius Pilate or to make sensef it. N and TE Lawrence What unites them is a desire to express something Livin de Life of the horror the loss the confusion and the desire to helpr to protest A Broken World is an Aeralis original collectionf personal and defining moments that Be CentsAble: How to Cut Your Household Budget in Half offer an unprecedented insight into the Great War as it was experienced and as it was rememberedEdited by the bestselling authorf Birdsong and Dr Hope Wolf this is an Academic Inbreeding and Mobility in Higher Education: Global Perspectives original and illuminating non fiction anthologyf writing n the First World