Lyn Macdonald


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in The United Kingdom
January 01, 1934

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Over the past twenty years Lyn Macdonald has established a popular reputation as an author and historian of the First World War. Her books are They Called It Passchendaele, an account of the Passchendaele campaign in 1917; The Roses of No Man's Land,, a chronicle of the war from the neglected viewpoint of the casualties and the medical teams who struggled to save them; ,Somme, a history of the legendary and horrifying battle that has haunted the minds of succeeding generations; 1914, a vivid account of the first months of the war and winner of the 1987 Yorkshire Post Book of the Year Award; 1914-1918: Voices and Images of the Great War, an illuminating account of the many different aspects of the war; and 1915: The Death of Innocence, a bri ...more

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Somme

4.24 avg rating — 587 ratings — published 1983 — 11 editions
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1915: The Death Of Innocence

4.15 avg rating — 414 ratings — published 1993 — 8 editions
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They Called It Passchendaele

4.32 avg rating — 428 ratings — published 1978 — 9 editions
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The Roses of No Man's Land

4.26 avg rating — 322 ratings — published 1980 — 11 editions
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1914 Days Of Hope

4.16 avg rating — 215 ratings — published 1987 — 5 editions
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To the Last Man: Spring 1918

4.15 avg rating — 179 ratings — published 1998 — 6 editions
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1914-1918 Voices and Images...

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Anthem for Doomed Youth: Po...

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French Cooking Without Tears

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“If the ghost that haunts the towns of Ypres and Arras and Albert is the staturory British Tommy, slogging with rifle and pack through its ruined streets to this well-documented destiny ‘up the line’, then the ghost of Boulogne and Etaples and Rouen ought to be a girl. She’s called Elsie or Gladys or Dorothy, her ankles are swollen, her feet are aching, her hands reddened and rough. She has little money, no vote, and has almost forgotten what it feels like to be really warm. She sleeps in a tent. Unless she has told a diplomatic lie about her age, she is twenty-three. She is the daughter of a clergyman, a lawyer or a prosperous businessman, and has been privately educated and groomed to be a ‘lady’. She wears the unbecoming outdoor uniform of a VAD or an army nurse. She is on active service, and as much a part of the war as Tommy Atkins.”
Lyn Macdonald, The Roses of No Man's Land

“On the face of it, no one could have been less equipped for the job than these gently nurtured girls who walked straight out of Edwardian drawingrooms into the manifold horrors of the First World War.”
Lyn Macdonald, The Roses of No Man's Land

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