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The First Casualty

by Ben elton

As a reader of war fiction and with a particluar interest in World War I I thought I'd give this a go. Although not Birdsong, this is a great who dunnit set against the backdrop of the trenches. It seemed thoroughly researched with a nod to Blackadder Goes Forth. I could not put it down, reading it over a few days and once I had finished it in the early hours I felt sad and disappointed that it had come to an end. Love, romance and sex feature highly as characters try to connect whilst surviving within the quagmire.

Suggested by anne, bristol

Tagged with: thrilling



I thoughly enjoyed this too. Some of his descriptions of life in the trenches were quite graphic and very moving. I've read a couple of his books each one is different but always thought provoking.
susan, shildon

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