The Undertaking (Hardback)Audrey Magee (author)
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Publisher: Atlantic Books
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 463 g
Dimensions: 216 x 156 x 26 mm
'Brutal but brilliant... Full of heart-pounding suspense... Magee offers an insight both into the deprivation experienced by ordinary soldiers and the excesses of those in power... An impressive, even stunning debut' * Sunday Times (Ireland) *
An engaging and beautifully written novel, with an emotional resonance that remains long after you've closed the book. It succeeds in doing what only the best historical novels can do - making the past feel present * Independent *
A novel made all the more harrowing by its extreme readability * Observer *
A violent, elegant, unsentimental journey through hell and halfway back. This is an outstanding novel by a writer of huge talent and unusual candour. -- Chris Cleave
The Undertaking is written with sympathy and skill. The narrative is tense and engaging, filled with complex undertones, impelled by an urgency and a deep involvement with the characters. -- Colm Toibin
A bold and unsettling feat of empathy, all the more daring for its taut, beautifully understated style -- A.D. Miller
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