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The Darkness and the Thunder: 1915: The Great War Series - The Great War (Paperback)
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The Darkness and the Thunder: 1915: The Great War Series - The Great War (Paperback)

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Paperback 656 Pages / Published: 22/10/2015
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The second in Stewart Binns' acclaimed Great War Series, The Darkness and the Thunder is a sweeping story of war following five families through the terrifying conditions of the Western Front, the slaughter of Gallipoli and the heartbreak of those left at home. 'The book on the conflict remembered 100 years on' Jon Wise, Sunday Sport -1915- The Western Front is a wasteland of barbed wire, shell craters and mud-filled trenches. Winston Churchill, searching for a solution to the stalemate, commits the Allies to a disastrous Gallipoli campaign. As men on both sides die in droves, miners and mill-workers work tirelessly for the war effort while families confront the broken bodies of returning soldiers. Nurses, soldiers, politicians, factory-workers and children - all are torn apart by war, and for husbands and sons, mothers and wives, the old way of life is vanishing. *** Praise for Stewart Binns: 'Anyone with even a vague interest in Britain and the Great War should read The Shadow of War' Celia Sandys, granddaughter of Winston Churchill 'Stewart Binns has produced a real page-turner, a truly stunning adventure story' Alastair Campbell 'A fascinating mix of fact, legend and fiction . . . this is storytelling at its best' Daily Mail 'Unique, entertaining and eye-opening' Robin Carter, Parmenion Books 'A tour de force of writing brilliance' Books Monthly 'Unarguably heart-warming... will leave any reader with a sense of British pride' Goodreads 'Truly a book that educates while entertaining, a talent of this best-selling author' Historical Novel Review

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781405916288
Number of pages: 656
Weight: 449 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 39 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
Anyone with even a vague interest in Britain and the Great War should read Shadow of War -- Celia Sandys, granddaughter of Winston Churchill
An epic . . . the book on the conflict remembered this year 100 years on -- Jon Wise * Sunday Sport *
Stewart Binns has produced a real page-turner, a truly stunning adventure story -- Alastair Campbell
A fascinating mix of fact, legend and fiction . . . this is storytelling at its best * Daily Mail *
Stewart's books always leave me with a sense of pride for my country, and this book is no exception, but this is tempered by the individual courage and the individual loss. The personal tales that inspire and horrify in equal measure. By the time I finished the book I felt entertained and educated, which for me form the key pillars of a great Historical Fiction novel. Once again Stewart Binns has managed to create something unique, entertaining and eye-opening, I'm very much looking forward to book 2. -- Robin Carter, Parmenion Books
The whole thing is a tour de force of writing brilliance, and it's great to know that in five years' time, Stewart will have delivered a book for each of the first world war years. A totally enjoyable experience, a brilliant start to a terrific project. * Books Monthly *
Unarguably heart-warming... will leave any reader with a sense of British pride * Goodreads *
Truly a book that educates while entertaining, a talent of this best-selling author * Historical Novel Review *
Binn takes readers deep into historical events . . . bring[ing] history alive * San Francisco Book Review *

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