Tag Archives: non-fiction

The Roses of No Man’s Land (research review)

Out of all the books I’ve read about the #GreatWar Lyn MacDonald’s histories stand out; readable, warm and packed with the minutiae of human experience set against solid historical background. I know some historians have concerns regarding the use of … Continue reading

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Six Weeks (research review)

If I needed a book to reassure me that I’m doing the right thing writing #historicalfiction set in the #GreatWar then this is that book. Six weeks was how long a junior officer on the frontline of #WW1 could expect … Continue reading

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A Heavy Reckoning (research review)

‘A Heavy Reckoning’ by Emily Mayhew. A brilliant and totally absorbing exploration by a historian of the modern reality of battlefield injuries with occasional but highly pertinent reference to the legacy of #GreatWar medical services. #surgery #criticalcare #amputee #IED #soldiers … Continue reading

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Three books (that bring the early 20th century to life)

Unrequited love and political intrigue; resources which inspire or inform my writing. Continue reading

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