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The Foreign Field by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles
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Apr 26, 09

bookshelves: morland, historical, 2009
Read in April, 2009

Unbelievable timing. As we get closer to the present day, Ms Harrod-Eagles covers less and less historical time per volume, but they are no less gripping for that. She has an incredible way of bringing history to life, and reading about WWI events from the perspective of the characters, as I was simultaneously reading about the same events in the Listener and watching documentary coverage about them on tv, was quite special. I hadn't planned it, but it was very real. Oliver, off to work with "that New Zealander, Gillies" to pioneer plastic surgery (my own Dr, when I was growing up, was his grandson, I believe), building up to the 3rd battle over Ypres, and the involvement of the Commonwealth troops, and so on. It certainly filled the sleepless hours early this morning.
Hanging out for volume 32, which according to Amazon, is due in November. 32 volumes, dating the Morland Dynasty from 1434, but 4 of of those covering the duration of WWI.

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