An Ice-Cream War

by William Boyd

$19.99

ISBN
9780241970751
FORMAT
Paperback
NUMBER OF PAGES
416

Product Description

'As ambitious as it is remarkable. Balances on seesaws of innocence and violence, sanity and lunacy, hilarity and horror' The Times 'We will all melt like ice-cream in the sun!' British soldier, East Africa, 1914 On the Western Front millions are being slaughtered. But in East Africa a ridiculous and utterly ignored campaign is being waged - one that continues after the Armistice because no one bothers to tell the participants to stop. As millions are swept up in the conflict, An Ice-Cream Warcontrasts the fortunes of those languishing at home with those fighting abroad swept up in the passions of battlefield and bed chamber, while history makes up its mind whether events shall be played either as tragedy or comedy. 'A towering achievement'John Carey 'Compulsively readable'Blake Morrison, Observer'Funny, assured, a seriocomic romp. A study of people caught in the side pockets of calamity that dramatizes their plights with humour, detail and grit'Harper's
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