The Englishman's Daughter: A True Story of Love and Betrayal in World War I
The Englishmanâs Daughter is the never-before-told story of the ...more
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Like I said, this book is hard to put down. Macintyre attempts to solve the mystery and I think his conclusions are sound, despite the many years dividing the even ...more
At the close of the ceremony, an elderly woman in a wheelchair seeks out Macintyre to tell him the story of how seven British soldiers had been protected by the village, three of whom eventually esca ...more
If you're looking for a detailed wartime love story, you're not really going to find it here. The author does a great job in his research but is limited by the fact that the eyewitnesses to (and subjects of) the love story have long since pas ...more
It takes place in France during World War 1 behind the enemy lines in a small French village located near the Western Font in the Somme River Valley. The villagers in Villeret were under the rule of the occupying Germans and this story unfolds during a period of 18 months during their lives.
The author, a respected journalist for the London Times came upon the story when he was sent to cover a small ceremony in the villa ...more
"The death of one man is a tragedy. The death of millions is a statistic." (Attributed to Joseph Stalin)
While reading MacIntyre's account of one man's fate during World War I, I couldn't help but reflect on the above quote. Truly, it's easier in some ways to accept the deaths of thousands of nameless, faceless individuals than come to terms with the death of single person whose name and face become known to us. It might be argued that the central figure in this book, Robert Digby, died a "good d
not aware of before. The author's telling of this story and his search for answers
to the mystery of the betrayal is compelling. I am glad to have read this book on
In July 2006, Macintyre wrote an article in The Times entitled "How wiki-wiki can get sticky", criticising the limitations of Wikipedia. He cited the self-regulation system as inadequate when literally "anyone" could add supposed "facts" to Wikipe ...more