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Brothers in War

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A devastating and deeply moving account of the eight Beechey brothers’ ultimate sacrifice on the battlefields of France, Flanders and East Africa: a family sacrifice almost without parallel only now pieced together from letters and scraps of paper scribbled on in the trenches and passed down.
Audio CD, Abridged, 3 pages
Published July 6th 2006 by Audiobooks (first published January 22nd 1996)
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Michael Walsh is a good writer and perhaps the only pity about this work is that he did not contribute more of his own writing to it. He had some difficult choices to make, as he wandered backwards from an epistolatory work to the main narrative, which he created himself. For my money, there was just too much material taken from old letters, but it could not have been easy knowing what to include and what to leave out.

This is the story of a Victorian-era family whose eight sons participated in t
this probably wasnt the best book to take on holiday with me but it has been sitting on my bookcase for ages. A difficult book to read due to the subject matter and fact that the chapters focus on different members of the family. It is wonderfully written though - cannt have been easy weaving together all the different stories/letters of the brothers. The things they and others went through and sacrificed - brings tears to your eyes
this was a humble but moving true story of a family torn asunder by military war. michael walsh put in a great effort to piece together detailed accounts of the 8 beechey brothers who pledged their lives to war. one could hardly imagine the devastation and horror in the battlefields.
Pauline Evans
One of the many WWI books I have read about 8 brothers who all fought in the Great War. A brilliant read. Their mother lost her husband before the war and she had to endure waiting for news of her sons.
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Michael Walsh was for 16 years the classical music critic for Time Magazine and has also worked for the San Francisco Examiner and the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle. He is the author of eleven books, including five works of non-fiction as well as the novels Exchange Alley, As Time Goes By (the authorized sequel to the movie Casablanca), and And All the Saints, a winner of the 2004 American Bo ...more
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