Book recommendation:

Her Privates We

Frederic Manning
Kindle Edition
ISBN 9781926487915
Buy on Amazon /UK

 

I'd just been listening to podcasts about WWI when I accidentally stumbled on this book at my parents' house. It's like a time capsule of one corner of the war during that period, complete with downtime and boredom and idle pub chatter. In other words, it doesn't feel like a novel, or like a retelling that focuses on the exciting parts. It feels like you're just there, dropped among them, an alien from a future time. Which is a fascinating feeling if you're willing to slog through to get it.

-- @spongefile, July 2015.

 

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