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#justfinishedreading “Nineteen Twenty-One” by Adam Thorpe. One of those books that makes me as a writer just feel inadequate! It’s the long hot summer of 1921 and Joseph, who missed active service, is holed up in a derelict cottage in the Chilterns struggling to write a meaningful novel about the #GreatWar. Three “gifts” for the writer-reader: Rich, evocative language that doesn’t waste words nor descend into sentimentality. Visceral descriptions of people and places in the aftermath of war. Consistent voice that stays faithful throughout to character and era. #WW1 #historicalfiction #amwriting #amreading #writinginspiration #bookstagram
H M Hulme
Writer of literary historical fiction set in the First World War. Revising my first book, writing the next, seeking representation. Rather chuffed to be long-listed for Historical Writers Association Dorothy Dunnett Short Story Competition 2019. Mountaineer, gardener, traveller, reader. Africa, Modernism, tea, roses, and unrealistic romance. NHS midwife in a former life.