This Time of Dying (Paperback)
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It is 1918 and London is gathering in its dead. For undertaker Henry Speake, laying to rest the young bodies of those sent home from the Front to die has become a grimly familiar duty. But what he is seeing now, as influenza claims its victims, is something different, and for the first time in his life, Henry feels afraid of death.

Publisher: Granta Books
ISBN: 9781846270451
Dimensions: 210 x 148 mm

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“This Time of Dying”

A man of courage, a man of compassion, a man of conviction, a man of integrity. Such a person is Henry Speake. A funeral Director at the time of the Spanish Flu in 1918, Henry Speake deals with the intense horror of... More

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“This Time of Dying”

A man of courage, a man of compassion, a man of conviction, a man of integrity. Such a person is Henry Speake. A funeral Director at the time of the Spanish Flu in 1918, Henry Speake deals with the intense horror of... More

Paperback edition
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“A timely read.”

This book was a delight to read. Reina James shows great skill in evoking the feelings and sensibilities and language of 1918 London just a month or two before the Armistice. The fact that a 'flu pandemic was... More

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