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Some Other War

(World War I Trilogy #1)

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Jack and Alice are twins. When war breaks out in 1914 Jack joins the army and Alice becomes a nurse. This is an evocative and dramatic story of war, love and pacifism.
Paperback, 240 pages
Published October 1st 2002 by Frances Lincoln Ltd
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Beth Bonini
3.5 stars
This World War I novel was reissued last year -- no doubt to coincide with the centenary of the beginning of the war. It was given a much more appealing book cover, too. One thing about historical novels is that they really don't "date" themselves like realistic fiction . . . but an unappealing, old-fashioned book cover is fatal! The book is really balanced between male and female characters, and the new cover reflects that.

There are actually three brother-and-sister pairs in the book:
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Felicity
Sep 29, 2017 rated it really liked it
Alice and Jack Smallwood are twins who work in service but their whole world is turned upside down when world war one breaks out.

A really interesting book I am glad I picked up. The book flits between Alice's and Jack's point of view with their different experiences during the war. It also shows how women took different roles and how class divides started to change. I loved the way Newbery covered such a broad canvas about the war. I have read a fair few war books but learned a lot from this one
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Sonya
Jul 21, 2016 rated it really liked it
A very good read, although the ending felt a bit rushed & unfinished. Good interpretation of war, class system & changing roles for women for mature young adult readers and beyond.
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