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A Broken World: Letters, Diaries and Memories of the Great War
By Hope Wolf (contributor) and Sebastian Faulks
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Random House Uk Ltd
Publication date July 1, 2014
Pages 320
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780091954222
ISBN-10 0091954223
Dimensions 0 by 6 by 9 in.
Published in Great Britain
Original list price $38.95
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Edited by the bestselling author of Birdsong and Dr Hope Wolf, this is an original and illuminating non-fiction anthology of writing on World War I. A lieutenant writes of digging through bodies that have the consistency of Camembert cheese; a mother sends flower seeds to her son at the Front, hoping that one day someone may see them grow; a nurse tends a man back to health knowing he will be court-martialed and shot as soon as he is fit. In this extraordinarily powerful and diverse selection of diaries, letters, and memories—many of which have never been published before—privates and officers, seamen and airmen, munitions workers and mothers, nurses and pacifists, prisoners-of-war and conscientious objectors appear alongside each other. The war involved people from so many different backgrounds and countries and included here are, among others, British, German, Russian, and Indian voices. Alongside testament from the many ordinary people whose lives were transformed by the events of 1914-18, there are extracts from names that have become synonymous with the war, such as Siegfried Sassoon and T.E. Lawrence. What unites them is a desire to express something of the horror, the loss, the confusion, and the desire to help—or to protest. A Broken World is an original collection of personal and defining moments that offer an unprecedented insight into World War I as it was experienced and as it was remembered.


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With Sebastian Faulks | from Random House Uk Ltd (July 1, 2014)
9780091954222 | details & prices | 320 pages | List price $38.95
About: Edited by the bestselling author of Birdsong and Dr Hope Wolf, this is an original and illuminating non-fiction anthology of writing on World War I.
Paperback
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With Sebastian Faulks (other contributor) | from Random House Uk Ltd (November 1, 2017)
9780099597797 | details & prices | 320 pages | 5.00 × 8.00 × 20.00 in. | List price $19.95
About: A lieutenant writes of digging through bodies that have the consistency of Camembert cheese; a mother sends flower seeds to her son at the Front, hoping that one 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 fit.
With Sebastian Faulks (other contributor) | Reprint edition from Random House Uk Ltd (July 1, 2014)
9780091958930 | details & prices | 320 pages | List price $28.95
About: Edited by the bestselling author of Birdsong and Devil May Care, this is an original and illuminating non-fiction anthology of writing on the First World War A lieutenant writes of digging through bodies that have the consistency of Camembert cheese; a mother sends flower seeds to her son at the Front, hoping that one day someone may see them grow; a nurse tends a man back to health knowing he will be court-martialed and shot as soon as he is fit.

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