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Books are listed in order of year of publication - newest titles are at the top. There are 100 books in this booklist

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  • Cover image of book Cinderella Soldiers: The Irish in Liverpool in the Great War by Colin Cousins
    Cinderella Soldiers: The Irish in Liverpool in the Great War - by Colin Cousins

    £16.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9780750991247 | ISBN 10: 0750991240

    Based on extensive research, Cinderella Soldiers uncovers the experiences of the Liverpool Irish Battalion during the Great War. The ethnic core of the battalion represented more than mere shamrock sentimentality: they had been raised within the Cath ... more

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  • Cover image of book Armistice: A Laureate
    Armistice: A Laureate's Choice of Poems of War and Peace - by Carol Ann Duffy (Editor)

    £12.99   hardback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9780571347070 | ISBN 10: 057134707x

    The Armistice of 1918 brought ceasefire to the war on the Western Front, but ‘the Great War’ would not as hoped be ‘the war to end all wars’.   In this affecting selection, the Poet Laureate, Carol Ann Duffy, guides us deep into the act a ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Last Fighting Tommy: The Life of Harry Patch, Last Veteran of the Trenches, 1898-2009 by Richard van Emden, with Harry Patch
    The Last Fighting Tommy: The Life of Harry Patch, Last Veteran of the Trenches, 1898-2009 - by Richard van Emden, with Harry Patch

    £9.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781408897225 | ISBN 10: 1408897229

    On 17 June 2009, Harry Patch celebrated his 111th birthday. At the time, he was the last living British Tommy that had fought in the trenches of the First World War. Now that direct link with the past has gone. From his vivid memories of an Edwardian ... more

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  • Cover image of book Fighting Proud: The Untold Story of the Gay Men Who Served in Two World Wars by Stephen Bourne
    Fighting Proud: The Untold Story of the Gay Men Who Served in Two World Wars - by Stephen Bourne

    £17.99   hardback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781784538743 | ISBN 10: 1784538744

    In this astonishing new history of wartime Britain, historian Stephen Bourne unearths the fascinating stories of the gay men who served in the armed forces and at home, and brings to light the great unheralded contribution they made to the war effort ... more

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  • Cover image of book Devotion by Louisa Young
    Devotion - by Louisa Young

    £7.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9780007532902 | ISBN 10: 0007532903

    From the bestselling author of My Dear, I Wanted to Tell You and The Heroes’ Welcome, Louisa Young's Devotion is a novel of family, love, race and politics set during the electric change of the 1930s. Tom loves Nenna. Nenna loves her father. Her f ... more

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  • Cover image of book 1916: A Global History by Keith Jeffery
    1916: A Global History - by Keith Jeffery

    £9.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781408834329 | ISBN 10: 1408834324

    The mud-filled, blood-soaked trenches of the Low Countries and North-Eastern Europe were essential battlegrounds during the First World War, but the war reached many other corners of the globe, and events elsewhere significantly affected its course. ... more

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  • Cover image of book The First Day on the Somme by Martin Middlebrook
    The First Day on the Somme - by Martin Middlebrook

    £9.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9780141981604 | ISBN 10: 0141981601

    Martin Middlebrook's The First Day on the Somme is a compelling and intensely moving account of the blackest day in the history of the British army.  On 1 July, 1916, a continuous line of British soldiers climbed out from the trenches of the ... more

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  • Cover image of book A Long Long Way by Sebastian Barry
    A Long Long Way - by Sebastian Barry

    £8.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9780571320233 | ISBN 10: 0571320236

    One of the most vivid and realised characters of recent fiction, Willie Dunne is the innocent hero of Sebastian Barry's highly acclaimed novel. Leaving Dublin to fight for the Allied cause as a member of the Royal Dublin Fusiliers, he finds himself c ... more

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  • Cover image of book Fallen by Lia Mills
    Fallen - by Lia Mills

    £8.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9780241964729 | ISBN 10: 0241964725

    Fallen by Lia Mills - a remarkable love story amidst the ruins of the First World War and the Easter Rising.   SELECTED AS THE 2016 'ONE CITY ONE BOOK' TITLE FOR BOTH DUBLIN AND BELFAST   Spring, 1915. Katie Crilly gets the news she dre ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Great Explosion: Gunpowder, the Great War, and a Disaster on the Kent Marshes by Brian Dillon
    The Great Explosion: Gunpowder, the Great War, and a Disaster on the Kent Marshes - by Brian Dillon

    £9.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9780241956762 | ISBN 10: 0241956765

    The Great Explosion by Brian Dillon: a masterful account of a terrible disaster in a remarkable place.  In April 1916, shortly before the commencement of the Battle of the Somme, a fire started in a vast munitions works located in the Kentish ... more

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  • Cover image of book Life, Death, and Growing Up on the Western Front by Anthony Fletcher
    Life, Death, and Growing Up on the Western Front - by Anthony Fletcher

    £12.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9780300205381 | ISBN 10: 0300205384

    This book was inspired by the authors discovery of an extraordinary cache of letters from a soldier who was killed on the Western Front during the First World War. The soldier was his grandfather, and the letters had been tucked away, unread and unm ... more

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  • Cover image of book Black Tommies: British Soldiers of African Descent in the First World War by Ray Costello
    Black Tommies: British Soldiers of African Descent in the First World War - by Ray Costello

    £14.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781781380192 | ISBN 10: 1781380198

    Black Tommies is the first book entirely dedicated to the part played by soldiers of African descent in the British regular army during the First World War. If African colonial troops have been ignored by historians, the existence of any substantial ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Monocled Mutineer by John Fairley & William Allison
    The Monocled Mutineer - by John Fairley & William Allison

    £10.00   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9780285643109 | ISBN 10: 028564310x

    The best-selling book behind the BBC Drama The Monocled Mutineer, starring Paul McGann as the ringleader of the taples Mutiny, Percy Toplis, with a new introduction by John Fairley.   In 1917, British, New Zealand and Australian troops st ... more

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  • Cover image of book Time and Time Again by Ben Elton
    Time and Time Again - by Ben Elton

    £7.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9780552779999 | ISBN 10: 0552779997

    Its the 1st of June 1914 and Hugh Stanton, ex-soldier and celebrated adventurer is quite literally the loneliest man on earth. No one he has ever known or loved has been born yet. Perhaps now they never will be.   Stanton knows that a great a ... more

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  • Cover image of book Mr Mac and Me by Esther Freud
    Mr Mac and Me - by Esther Freud

    £8.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781408857212 | ISBN 10: 1408857219

    Thomas Maggs, the son of the local publican, lives with his parents and sister in a village on the Suffolk coast in 1914. He is the youngest child, and the only son surviving. Life is quiet shaped by the seasons, fishing and farming and the summer ... more

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  • Cover image of book Friends of Alice Wheeldon: The Anti-War Activist Accused of Plotting to Kill Lloyd George by Sheila Rowbotham
    Friends of Alice Wheeldon: The Anti-War Activist Accused of Plotting to Kill Lloyd George - by Sheila Rowbotham

    £16.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9780745335759 | ISBN 10: 0745335756

    Friends of Alice Wheeldon is a remarkable play by Sheila Rowbotham that re-enacts the 1917 trial and subsequent imprisonment of Wheeldon for her alleged role in plotting to assassinate the Prime Minister Lloyd George. It is prefaced by an extended es ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Heroes
    The Heroes' Welcome - by Louisa Young

    £7.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9780007361472 | ISBN 10: 0007361475

    The Heroes Welcome is the incandescent sequel to the bestselling R&J pick My Dear, I Wanted to Tell You. Its evocation of a time deeply wounded by the pain of WW1 will capture and beguile readers fresh to Louisa Youngs wonderful writing, and those ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Darkest Days: The Truth Behind Britain
    The Darkest Days: The Truth Behind Britain's Rush to War, 1914 - by Douglas Newton

    £9.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781781688168 | ISBN 10: 1781688168

    A radical re-examination of the events surrounding Britains entry into the Great War.  The centenary of the outbreak of the First World War may be commemorated by some as a great moment of national history. But the standard history of Britai ... more

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  • Cover image of book Merseyside at War by Anthony Hogan
    Merseyside at War - by Anthony Hogan

    £12.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781445637600 | ISBN 10: 144563760x

    As one of Britains largest cities, Liverpool was heavily targeted during the two world wars. Many residents of Merseyside lost their lives in the conflict, both in active combat and as a result of hardships on the Home Front. In this book, author An ... more

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  • Cover image of book Conscientious Objection: Bertrand Russell and the Pacifists in the First World War by Jo Vellacott
    Conscientious Objection: Bertrand Russell and the Pacifists in the First World War - by Jo Vellacott

    £14.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9780851248424 | ISBN 10: 085124842x

    "Jo Vellacotts excellent book is a model of careful scholarship, clear and lively writing, and the choice of a subject that matters deeply. One hundred years on, its high time we honored those who had the courage to speak out against the madness of ... more

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  • Cover image of book No Man
    No Man's Land: Writings from a World at War - by Pete Ayrton (Editor)

    £9.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781846689260 | ISBN 10: 1846689260

    The Great War gave birth to some of the twentieth century's most celebrated writing; from Brooke to Sassoon, the poetry generated by the war is etched into collective memory. But it is in prose fiction that we find some of the most profound insights ... more

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  • Cover image of book Not Our War: Writings Against the First World War by A.W. Zurbrugg (Editor)
    Not Our War: Writings Against the First World War - by A.W. Zurbrugg (Editor)

    £12.95   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9780850366143 | ISBN 10: 0850366143

    An anthology of First World War voices Some of the voices here came to oppose the war after reflecting on experience, others opposed it on principle before a shot was fired - they may have been few in number, but gradually their influence rose. ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Christmas Match: Football in No Man
    The Christmas Match: Football in No Man's Land 1914 - by Pehr Thermaenius

    £12.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781910500019 | ISBN 10: 1910500011

    After four months of intense fighting, the war in Flanders between German and British soldiers fell silent on Christmas Eve 1914. The soldiers started singing instead of shooting. On Christmas Day they came out of their trenches and met in No Man's L ... more

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  • Cover image of book Conscientious Objectors of the First World War: A Determined Resistance by Ann Kramer
    Conscientious Objectors of the First World War: A Determined Resistance - by Ann Kramer

    £19.99   hardback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781844681198 | ISBN 10: 184468119x

    The story of conscientious objection in Britain begins in 1916, when conscription was introduced for the first time. Some 16,000 men the first conscientious objectors refused conscription because they believed on grounds of conscience that it was ... more

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  • Cover image of book Under Fire by Henri Barbusse
    Under Fire - by Henri Barbusse

    £9.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9780141393438 | ISBN 10: 0141393432

    'Men are made to be husbands, fathers - men, in short! Not animals that hunt one another down' Under Fire follows the fortune of a French battalion during the First World War. For this group of ordinary men, thrown together from all over France a ... more

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  • Cover image of book Charley
    Charley's War: A Boy Soldier in the Great War - by Pat Mills and Joe Colquhoun

    £19.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781781169148 | ISBN 10: 1781169144

    From renowned UK comics writer Pat Mills (Marshal Law, Requiem, Vampire Knight, Sline) and legendary artist Joe Colquhoun (Johnny Red) comes a truly classic piece of British comics history, by turns thrilling, humorous and horrifying. Often heralded ... more

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  • Cover image of book Silent Night: The Remarkable Christmas Truce of 1914 by Stanley Weintraub
    Silent Night: The Remarkable Christmas Truce of 1914 - by Stanley Weintraub

    £8.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781471135194 | ISBN 10: 1471135195

    On Christmas Eve in the early years of World War I, men on both sides left their trenches, laid down their arms and joined in a spontaneous celebration. For a brief time the war stopped, the enemies met in no-man's land and buried their dead, exchan ... more

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  • Cover image of book Black Poppies: Britain
    Black Poppies: Britain's Black Community and the Great War - by Stephen Bourne

    £12.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9780752497600 | ISBN 10: 075249760x

    In 1914 Britain was home to at least 10,000 black Britons, many of African and West Indian heritage. Most of them were loyal to the mother country when the First World War broke out. Despite being discouraged from serving in the British Army, men m ... more

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  • Cover image of book Poetry of the First World War: An Anthology by Tim Kendall
    Poetry of the First World War: An Anthology - by Tim Kendall

    £8.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9780198703204 | ISBN 10: 0198703201

    'What passing-bells for these who die as cattle?'   The First World War produced an extraordinary flowering of poetic talent, from poets whose words commemorate the conflict as enduringly as monuments in stone. Their poems have come to express ... more

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  • Cover image of book Comrades in Conscience: The Story of an English Community
    Comrades in Conscience: The Story of an English Community's Opposition to the Great War - by Cyril Pearce

    £15.00   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781903427828 | ISBN 10: 1903427827

    Comrades in Conscience is a groundbreaking study of opposition to the First World War in one locality Huddersfield where a unique consensus of Nonconformist Liberals and a vigorous labour and socialist movement earned it the reputation of being ... more

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  • Cover image of book And You, Helen by Deryn Rees-Jones, illustrated by Charlotte Hodes
    And You, Helen - by Deryn Rees-Jones, illustrated by Charlotte Hodes

    £14.99   hardback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781781721728 | ISBN 10: 1781721726

    Poet Deryn Rees-Jones and artist Charlote Hodes have created a unique approach to the life of Helen Thomas, and through her to the women, and children, left behind by the fatalities of war. Helen Thomas was widowed when her husband the war poet Edwar ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Guns of August: The Classic Bestselling Account of the Outbreak of the First World War by Barbara W. Tuchman
    The Guns of August: The Classic Bestselling Account of the Outbreak of the First World War - by Barbara W. Tuchman

    £10.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9780241968215 | ISBN 10: 0241968216

    War pressed against every frontier. Suddenly dismayed, governments struggled and twisted to fend it off. It was no use . . .   Barbara Tuchman's universally acclaimed, Pulitzer prize-winning account of how the first thirty days of battle deter ... more

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  • Cover image of book Meeting the Enemy: The Human Face of the Great War by Richard van Emden
    Meeting the Enemy: The Human Face of the Great War - by Richard van Emden

    £8.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781408843352 | ISBN 10: 1408843358

    A British soldier walked over to the German front line to deliver newspapers; British women married to Germans became enemy aliens in their own country; a high-ranking British POW discussed his own troops heroism with the Kaiser on the battlefield ... more

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  • Cover image of book My Brother
    My Brother's Keeper - by Tony Bradman and Tom Bradman

    £5.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781408196793 | ISBN 10: 1408196794

    A novel of the First World War.   Alfie signs up for the army aged just 15, carried away by patriotic fervour at the start of the Great War. But life in the trenches is very far from his dreams of glory. It's hard, and cold, and it's boring. ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Regeneration Trilogy: Regeneration; The Eye in the Door; The Ghost Road by Pat Barker
    The Regeneration Trilogy: Regeneration; The Eye in the Door; The Ghost Road - by Pat Barker

    £9.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9780241969144 | ISBN 10: 024196914x

    The Regeneration Trilogy is Pat Barker's sweeping masterpiece of British historical fiction.   1917, Scotland. At Craiglockhart War Hospital, army psychiatrist William Rivers treats shell-shocked soldiers before sending them back to the fron ... more

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  • Cover image of book Stories of World War One by Tony Bradman (Editor)
    Stories of World War One - by Tony Bradman (Editor)

    £7.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781408330357 | ISBN 10: 1408330350

    A must-have anthology featuring stories by award-winning, bestselling authors, to commemorate the centenary of World War One. Tales to remember yesterday's fallen - from today's bestselling authors. Compiled by Tony Bradman, this collection of ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Roses of No Man
    The Roses of No Man's Land - by Lyn MacDonald

    £9.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9780241952405 | ISBN 10: 0241952409

    'On the face of it,' writes Lyn Macdonald, 'no one could have been less equipped for the job than these gently nurtured girls who walked straight out of Edwardian drawing rooms into the manifest horrors of the First World War . . . '   Yet the ... more

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  • Cover image of book Passchendaele: The Story of the Third Battle of Ypres 1917 by Lyn MacDonald
    Passchendaele: The Story of the Third Battle of Ypres 1917 - by Lyn MacDonald

    £9.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9780241952412 | ISBN 10: 0241952417

    The third battle of Ypres, culminating in a desperate struggle for the ridge and little village of Passchendaele, was one of the most appalling campaigns in the First World War. A million Tommies, Canadians and Anzacs assembled at the Ypres Salient i ... more

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  • Cover image of book Tony Robinson
    Tony Robinson's Weird World of Wonders - World War I - by Tony Robinson

    £5.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9781447227717 | ISBN 10: 1447227719

    Everything you need to know about World War I!  Tony Robinson takes you on a headlong gallop through time, pointing out all the most important, funny, strange, amazing, entertaining, smelly and disgusting bits about World War I. It's history, b ... more

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  • Cover image of book Stay Where You are and Then Leave by John Boyne
    Stay Where You are and Then Leave - by John Boyne

    £10.99   hardback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9780857532930 | ISBN 10: 0857532936

    The day the First World War broke out, Alfie Summerfield's father promised he wouldn't go away to fight - but he broke that promise the following day. Four years later, Alfie doesn't know where his father might be, other than that he's away on a spec ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Great War and Modern Memory by Paul Fussell
    The Great War and Modern Memory - by Paul Fussell

    £12.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9780199971954 | ISBN 10: 0199971951

    Winner of both the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award and named by the Modern Library one of the twentieth century's 100 Best Non-Fiction Books, Paul Fussell's The Great War and Modern Memory was universally acclaimed on p ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Daughters of Mars by Thomas Keneally
    The Daughters of Mars - by Thomas Keneally

    £8.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9780340951880 | ISBN 10: 0340951885

    By the author of Schindler's Ark, a profoundly affecting tale of love, courage and sacrifice and a searing evocation of the First World War from a fresh, female perspective.  In 1915, two spirited Australian sisters join the war effort as nur ... more

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  • Cover image of book Her Privates We by Frederic Manning
    Her Privates We - by Frederic Manning

    £8.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9781846687877 | ISBN 10: 184668787x

    A new edition of a classic First World War novel, a brilliant and bitter picture of human conflict. First published privately in 1929 as The Middle Parts of Fortune, Her Privates We is the novel of the Battle of the Somme told from the perspect ... more

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  • Cover image of book All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque
    All Quiet on the Western Front - by Erich Maria Remarque

    £7.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9780099532811 | ISBN 10: 0099532816

    All Quiet on the Western Front is the most famous anti-war novel ever written. One by one the boys begin to fall... In 1914 a room full of German schoolboys, fresh-faced and idealistic, are goaded by their schoolmaster to troop off to the 'gl ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Wipers Times: The Famous First World War Trench Newspaper by Chris Westhorp
    The Wipers Times: The Famous First World War Trench Newspaper - by Chris Westhorp

    £9.99   hardback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9781844862337 | ISBN 10: 184486233x

    Decades ahead of the amusing but distorting buffoonery of Blackadder Goes Forth, this complete edition of the Wipers Times, the famed trench newspaper of the First World War, is an extraordinary mix of black humour, fake entertainment programmes and ... more

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  • Cover image of book Worthless Men by Andrew Cowan
    Worthless Men - by Andrew Cowan

    £8.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9781444759426 | ISBN 10: 1444759426

    A novel about the First World War that is as mesmerising as it is unusual, a triumphant new work by one of the most acclaimed writers of the 90s.   It's market day in an English city two years into the Great War. The farmers are coming in f ... more

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  • Cover image of book Somme by Lyn MacDonald
    Somme - by Lyn MacDonald

    £9.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9780241952382 | ISBN 10: 0241952387

    'There was hardly a household in the land', writes Lyn Macdonald, 'there was no trade, occupation, profession or community, which was not represented in the thousands of innocent enthusiasts who made up the ranks of Kitchener's Army before the Battle ... more

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  • Cover image of book Death of a Hero by Richard Aldington
    Death of a Hero - by Richard Aldington

    £9.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9780143106876 | ISBN 10: 0143106872

    One of the great World War I antiwar novels honest, chilling, and brilliantly satirical.   Based on the author's experiences on the Western Front, Richard Aldington's first novel, Death of a Hero, finally joins the ranks of Penguin Classic ... more

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  • Cover image of book No Glory: The Real History of the First World War (Pamphlet) by Neil Faulkner
    No Glory: The Real History of the First World War (Pamphlet) - by Neil Faulkner

    £4.00   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9780992716608 | ISBN 10: 0992716608

    A new 36-page pamphlet by historian Neil Faulkner looks at the real reasons for the outbreak of the First World War. This pamphlet is part of No Glory in War, a national campaign of political, cultural, and educational activities that opposes n ... more

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  • Cover image of book Wilfred Owen by Jon Stallworthy
    Wilfred Owen - by Jon Stallworthy

    £16.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9781845952044 | ISBN 10: 1845952049

    A revised and updated edition of Jon Stallworthy's prize-winning and classic biography of the great World War One poet, Wilfred Owen.  Of all the poets of the First World War, Wilfred Owen most fires the imagination today. This biography is mor ... more

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  • Cover image of book When the Guns Fall Silent by James Riordan
    When the Guns Fall Silent - by James Riordan

    £6.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9780192735706 | ISBN 10: 0192735705

    Jack, standing among the war graves, sees a face he recognizes. Suddenly, it's 1914 again and he's a young lad back in the trenches. Visions of killing and misery come to him with horrible clarity. But then Jack remembers too the incredible moment wh ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Great War (Fold-Out Panorama) by Joe Sacco
    The Great War (Fold-Out Panorama) - by Joe Sacco

    £20.00   hardback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9780224097710 | ISBN 10: 0224097717

    From the heir to R. Crumb and Art Spiegelman (The Economist) comes a monumental, wordless panorama capturing the horror of World War I.  THE GREAT WAR: July 1, 1916: The First Day of the Battle of the Somme AN ILLUSTRATED PANORAMA - WITH ... more

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  • Cover image of book Private Peaceful (Play script) by Michael Morpurgo, adapted by Simon Reade
    Private Peaceful (Play script) - by Michael Morpurgo, adapted by Simon Reade

    £9.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9781849435017 | ISBN 10: 1849435014

    Private Peaceful relives the life of Private Tommo Peaceful, a young First World War soldier awaiting the firing squad at dawn. During the night he looks back at his short but joyful past growing up in rural Devon: his exciting first days at school; ... more

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  • Cover image of book To End All Wars: A Story of Protest and Patriotism in the First World War by Adam Hochschild
    To End All Wars: A Story of Protest and Patriotism in the First World War - by Adam Hochschild

    £9.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9780330447447 | ISBN 10: 0330447440

    In this brilliant new work of history, Adam Hochschild follows a group of characters connected by blood ties, close friendships or personal enmities and shows how the war exposed the divisions between them. They include the brother and sister wh ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Boy I Love by Marion Husband
    The Boy I Love - by Marion Husband

    £7.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9781908262721 | ISBN 10: 1908262729

    The story is set in the aftermath of World War One. Paul Harris, still frail after shellshock, returns to his fathers home and to the arms of his secret lover, Adam. He discovers that Margot, the fiance of his dead brother, is pregnant and marries ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Red Sweet Wine of Youth: The Brave and Brief Lives of the War Poets by Nicholas Murray
    The Red Sweet Wine of Youth: The Brave and Brief Lives of the War Poets - by Nicholas Murray

    £12.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9780349121437 | ISBN 10: 0349121435

    A group portrait of the poets of the First World War, seen in their full historical, military and biographical context, out now in paperback.  The poetry that emerged from the trenches of WWI is a remarkable body of work, at once political mani ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Absolutist by John Boyne
    The Absolutist - by John Boyne

    £8.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9780552775403 | ISBN 10: 0552775401

    September 1919: Twenty-years-old Tristan Sadler takes a train from London to Norwich to deliver a clutch of letters to Marian Bancroft. Tristan fought alongside Marian's brother Will during the Great War. They trained together. They fought together. ... more

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  • Cover image of book My Dear, I Wanted to Tell You by Louisa Young
    My Dear, I Wanted to Tell You - by Louisa Young

    £9.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9780007361441 | ISBN 10: 0007361440

    While Riley Purefoy and Peter Locke fight for their country, their survival and their sanity in the trenches of Flanders, Nadine Waveney, Julia Locke and Rose Locke do what they can at home. Beautiful, obsessive Julia and gentle, eccentric Peter are ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Picture Book by Jo Baker
    The Picture Book - by Jo Baker

    £8.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9781846273827 | ISBN 10: 184627382x

    Set against the rolling backdrop of a century of British history from WWI to the 'War on Terror', this is an intimate family portrait captured in snapshots.   First there is William, the factory lad who loses his life in Gallipoli, then his s ... more

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  • Cover image of book On Canaan
    On Canaan's Side - by Sebastian Barry

    £8.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9780571226542 | ISBN 10: 057122654x

    'As they used to say in Ireland, the devil only comes into good things'.   Narrated by Lilly Bere, On Canaan's Side opens as she mourns the loss of her grandson, Bill. The story then goes back to the moment she was forced to flee Dubl ... more

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  • Cover image of book Birdsong by Sebastian Faulks
    Birdsong - by Sebastian Faulks

    £8.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9780099528388 | ISBN 10: 009952838x

    Some crime against nature is about to be committed. I feel it in my veins. These men and boys are grocers and clerks, gardeners and fathers - fathers of small children. A country cannot bear to lose them A novel of overwhelming emotional powe ... more

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  • Cover image of book Goodbye to All That by Robert Graves
    Goodbye to All That - by Robert Graves

    £8.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9780241951415 | ISBN 10: 0241951410

    'There has been a lot of fighting hereabouts. The trenches have made themselves rather than been made, and run inconsequently in and out of the big thirty-foot high stacks of bricks; it is most confusing. The parapet of a trench which we don't occupy ... more

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  • Cover image of book Three Poets of the First World War by Ivor Gurney, Wilfred Owen and Isaac Rosenberg, edited by Jon Stallworthy
    Three Poets of the First World War - by Ivor Gurney, Wilfred Owen and Isaac Rosenberg, edited by Jon Stallworthy

    £8.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9780141182070 | ISBN 10: 0141182075

    This new selection brings together the poetry of three of the most distinctive and moving voices to emerge from the First World War.   Here are the controlled passion and rich metaphors of Wilfred Owen's celebrated verses such as 'Anthem for ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Christmas Truce by Carol Ann Duffy, illustrated by David Roberts
    The Christmas Truce - by Carol Ann Duffy, illustrated by David Roberts

    £6.99   hardback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9781447206408 | ISBN 10: 1447206401

    A new tale celebrating the magic of Christmas from the Poet Laureate, illustrated by David Roberts. Down at the front, on a cold winters night in 1914, amidst the worst war the world had ever seen, an inexplicable silence spread from man to ... more

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  • Cover image of book Heart Specialist by Claire Holden Rothman
    Heart Specialist - by Claire Holden Rothman

    £8.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9781851687947 | ISBN 10: 1851687947

    Agnes White has only ever wanted of one thing: to follow in her fathers great footsteps and become a doctor. But her remarkable intelligence is regarded as disruptive, and her awkward manner and careless appearance nothing but the mark of a spinster ... more

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  • Cover image of book Private Peaceful by Michael Morpurgo
    Private Peaceful - by Michael Morpurgo

    £6.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9780007486441 | ISBN 10: 0007486448

    Heroism or cowardice? Private Peaceful is a stunning story of the First World War from a master storyteller. Told in the voice of a young soldier, the story follows 24 hours in his life at the front during WW1, and captures his memories as he looks ... more

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  • Cover image of book Charley
    Charley's War: The Great Mutiny - by Pat Mills and Joe Colquhoun

    £14.99   hardback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9781848567412 | ISBN 10: 1848567413

    Renowned UK comics writer Pat Mills (Marshal Law) and legendary artist Joe Colquhoun (Johnny Red) continue the thrilling, humorous and horrifying story of World War One soldier Charley Bourne.   In September 1917, Charley is caught up in the m ... more

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  • Cover image of book Women in the First World War by Neil R. Storey and Molly Housego
    Women in the First World War - by Neil R. Storey and Molly Housego

    £6.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9780747807520 | ISBN 10: 0747807523

    As millions of young men marched off to war, they left behind mothers, wives, sisters, and sweethearts who were determined to contribute to the British cause. Women enrolled as nurses to treat wounded soldiers, and over 700,000 became workers in fact ... more

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  • Cover image of book We Will Not Go to War: Conscientious Objection During the World Wars by Felicity Goodall
    We Will Not Go to War: Conscientious Objection During the World Wars - by Felicity Goodall

    £11.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9780752458571 | ISBN 10: 0752458574

    During the First and Second World Wars thousands of men and women refused the call to arms. Reviled, starved and beaten, theirs was a battle of conscience.   In the First World War, seventy-three conscientious objectors died as a result o ... more

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  • Cover image of book Sucking Eggs: What Your Wartime Granny Could Teach You About Diet, Thrift and Going Green by Patricia Nicol
    Sucking Eggs: What Your Wartime Granny Could Teach You About Diet, Thrift and Going Green - by Patricia Nicol

    £8.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9780099521129 | ISBN 10: 0099521121

    A clever, colourful, comparative history showing us that, when it comes to being green, resourceful and eco-friendly, our grannies can show us the way...  Recycling, composting, buying locally-sourced food and vintage clothing, checking air m ... more

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  • Cover image of book How Many Miles to Babylon? by Jennifer Johnston
    How Many Miles to Babylon? - by Jennifer Johnston

    £8.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9780141046969 | ISBN 10: 0141046961

    Alec and Jerry shouldn't have been friends: Alec's life was one of privilege, while Jerry's was one of toil. But this hardly mattered to two young men whose shared love of horses brought them together and whose whole lives lay ahead of them. Wh ... more

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  • Cover image of book Because You Died: Poetry and Prose of the First World War and After by Vera Brittain, edited and introduced by Mark Bostridge
    Because You Died: Poetry and Prose of the First World War and After - by Vera Brittain, edited and introduced by Mark Bostridge

    £8.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9781844084142 | ISBN 10: 1844084140

    Perhaps some day the sun will shine again,And I shall see that still the skies are blue,And feel once more I do not live in vain,Although bereft of You...So wrote twenty-two-year-old Vera Brittain, mouring the loss of her fiance Roland Leighton on t ... more

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  • Cover image of book Isaac Rosenberg: The Making of a Great War Poet by Jean Moorcroft Wilson
    Isaac Rosenberg: The Making of a Great War Poet - by Jean Moorcroft Wilson

    £14.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9780753825778 | ISBN 10: 0753825775

    First full-length biography for 30 years of the great First World War poet. Siegfried Sassoon praised Isaac Rosenberg's 'genius' and T.S. Eliot called him the 'most extraordinary' of the Great War poets. Rosenberg died on the Western Front in 1918 ... more

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  • Cover image of book Regeneration by Pat Barker
    Regeneration - by Pat Barker

    £8.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9780141030937 | ISBN 10: 0141030933

    Craiglockhart War Hospital, Scotland, 1917, where army psychiatrist William Rivers is treating shell-shocked soldiers. Under his care are the poets Siegfried Sassoon and Wilfred Owen, as well as mute Billy Prior, who is only able to communicate by me ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Eye in the Door by Pat Barker
    The Eye in the Door - by Pat Barker

    £8.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9780141030944 | ISBN 10: 0141030941

    London, 1918. Billy Prior is working for Intelligence in the Ministry of Munitions. But his private encounters with women and men pacifists, objectors, homosexuals conflict with his duties as a soldier, and it is not long before his sense of hims ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Ghost Road by Pat Barker
    The Ghost Road - by Pat Barker

    £8.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9780141030951 | ISBN 10: 014103095x

    1918, the closing months of the war. Army psychiatrist William Rivers is increasingly concerned for the men who have been in his care particularly Billy Prior, who is about to return to combat in France with young poet Wilfred Owen. As Rivers tries ... more

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  • Cover image of book Life Class by Pat Barker
    Life Class - by Pat Barker

    £8.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9780141019475 | ISBN 10: 0141019476

    In the Spring of 1914 a group of students at the Slade School of Art have gathered for a life-drawing class. Paul Tarrant is easily distracted by an intriguing fellow student, Elinor Brooke, but when Kit Neville himself not long out of the Slade bu ... more

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  • Cover image of book Dynamic of Destruction: Culture and Mass Killing in the First World War by Alan Kramer
    Dynamic of Destruction: Culture and Mass Killing in the First World War - by Alan Kramer

    £21.00   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9780199543779 | ISBN 10: 0199543771

    On 26 August 1914 the world-famous university library in the Belgian town of Louvain was looted and destroyed by German troops. The international community reacted in horror - 'Holocaust at Louvain' proclaimed the Daily Mail - and the behaviour of th ... more

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  • Cover image of book Letters from a Lost Generation: First World War Letters of Vera Brittain and Four Friends by Edited by Alan Bishop and Mark Bostridge
    Letters from a Lost Generation: First World War Letters of Vera Brittain and Four Friends - by Edited by Alan Bishop and Mark Bostridge

    £12.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9781844085705 | ISBN 10: 1844085708

    "Nothing in the papers, not the most vivid and heart-rending descriptions, have made me realise war like your letters."(Vera Brittain to her fiance, Roland Leighton, 17 April 1915) Letters from a Lost Generation is a memorable selection of letters ... more

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  • Cover image of book Singled Out: How Two Million Women Survived without Men After the First World War by Virginia Nicholson
    Singled Out: How Two Million Women Survived without Men After the First World War - by Virginia Nicholson

    £9.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9780141020624 | ISBN 10: 0141020628

    Before the First World War a single woman had one aim in life: to get married. But three-quarters of a million British soldiers were killed in that war, leaving not enough men to go around and a generation of so-called 'Surplus Women'. What became of ... more

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  • Cover image of book Casualty Figures: How Five Men Survived the First World War by Michelle Barrett
    Casualty Figures: How Five Men Survived the First World War - by Michelle Barrett

    £14.99   hardback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9781844672301 | ISBN 10: 1844672301

    Casualty Figures is not about the millions who died in the First World War; it is about the countless thousands of men who lived as long-term casualties - not of shrapnel and gas, but of the bleak trauma of the slaughter they escaped.  In this p ... more

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  • Cover image of book Somme: The Heroism and Horror of War by Martin Gilbert
    Somme: The Heroism and Horror of War - by Martin Gilbert

    £12.99   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9780719568909 | ISBN 10: 0719568900

    The definitive story of the First World War's bloodiest conflict.   The Battle of the Somme, fought between July and November 1916, was among the bloodiest conflicts of all time. The aim was to end the stalemate on the Western Front - the resu ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Flowers of the Forest: Scotland and the First World War by Trevor Royle
    The Flowers of the Forest: Scotland and the First World War - by Trevor Royle

    £9.99   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9781843410409 | ISBN 10: 1843410400

    On the brink of the First World War, Scotland was regarded throughout the British Isles as the workshop of the Empire. Not only were Clyde-built ships known the world over, Scotland produced half of Britains total production of railway equipment, ... more

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  • Cover image of book War Horse (Script) by Nick Stafford
    War Horse (Script) - by Nick Stafford

    £9.99   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9780571240159 | ISBN 10: 0571240151

    At the outbreak of the First World War, Joey, young Albert's beloved horse, is sold to the cavalry and shipped to France. Caught up in enemy fire, fate takes Joey on an extraordinary odyssey, serving on both sides before finding himself alone in no m ... more

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  • Cover image of book The First World War: A Very Short Introduction by Michael Howard
    The First World War: A Very Short Introduction - by Michael Howard

    £7.99   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9780199205592 | ISBN 10: 0199205590

    By the time the First World War ended in 1918, eight million people had died in what had been perhaps the most apocalyptic episode the world had known. This very short introduction provides a concise and insightful history of the 'Great War', focusin ... more

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  • Cover image of book War Horse by Michael Morpurgo
    War Horse - by Michael Morpurgo

    £6.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9781405215879 | ISBN 10: 1405215879

    From master storyteller, Michael Morpurgo comes an incredibly moving story about one horse's experience in the deadly chaos of the first world war.  In 1914, Joey, a young farm horse, is sold to the army and thrust into the midst of the war on t ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Penguin Book of First World War Poetry by George Walter (Editor)
    The Penguin Book of First World War Poetry - by George Walter (Editor)

    £8.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9780141181905 | ISBN 10: 0141181907

    This anthology reflects the diversity of voices it contains: the poems are arranged thematically and the themes reflect the different experiences of war not just for the soldiers but for those left behind. This is what makes this volume more accessib ... more

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  • Cover image of book Refusing to Kill: Conscientious Objection and Human Rights in the First World War by Oliver Haslam
    Refusing to Kill: Conscientious Objection and Human Rights in the First World War - by Oliver Haslam

    £10.00   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9780902680470 | ISBN 10: 0902680471

    While millions killed and died at the height of the First World War, sixteen thousand men in Britain stood up for the right to refuse to kill other human beings. They believed there were better ways to deal with disputes than the slaughter of war. Ma ... more

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  • Cover image of book A Long Long Way by Sebastian Barry
    A Long Long Way - by Sebastian Barry

    £8.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9780571218011 | ISBN 10: 0571218016

    One of the most vivid and realised charcaters of recent fiction, Willie Dunne is the innocent hero of Sebastian Barry's highly acclaimed novel. Leaving Dublin to fight for the Allied cause as a member of the Royal Dublin Fusiliers, he finds himself c ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Good Soldier Svejk: And His Fortunes in the World War by Jaroslav Hasek
    The Good Soldier Svejk: And His Fortunes in the World War - by Jaroslav Hasek

    £10.99   paperback   (2005) - ISBN 13: 9780140449914 | ISBN 10: 0140449914

    Hasek's most important work was centered around the deeply funny story of a hapless Czech soldier in the Austro-Hungarian army -- dismissed for incompetence only to be pressed into service by the Russians in World War I (where he is captured by his o ... more

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  • Cover image of book Anthem for Doomed Youth: Twelve Soldier Poets of the First World War by Jon Stallworthy
    Anthem for Doomed Youth: Twelve Soldier Poets of the First World War - by Jon Stallworthy

    £12.99   paperback   (2005) - ISBN 13: 9781845292218 | ISBN 10: 1845292219

    Leading poet and former professor of English Literature, Jon Stallworthy, tells the story of the lives and work of twelve major poets of the First World War and provides selections of their best work. Leading poet and former professor of English Lite ... more

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  • Cover image of book Wilfred Owen by Wilfred Owen, poems Selected by Jon Stallworthy
    Wilfred Owen - by Wilfred Owen, poems Selected by Jon Stallworthy

    £5.99   paperback   (2004) - ISBN 13: 9780571207251 | ISBN 10: 0571207251

    In this series, a contemporary poet selects and introduces a poet of the past. By their choice of poems and by the personal and critical reactions they express in their prefaces, the editors offer insights into their own work as well as providing an ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Best Christmas Present in the World by Michael Morpurgo and Michael Foreman
    The Best Christmas Present in the World - by Michael Morpurgo and Michael Foreman

    £5.99   hardback   (2004) - ISBN 13: 9781405215183 | ISBN 10: 1405215186

    Echoes of Christmas 1914 in the trenches call to the present day when a letter found by chance in an antique desk brings one soldier's experience hauntingly to life. Writing home from the front, the soldier has an extraordinary story to tell... &nbs ... more

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  • Cover image of book Testament of Youth: An Autobiographical Study of the Years 1900-1925 by Vera Brittain
    Testament of Youth: An Autobiographical Study of the Years 1900-1925 - by Vera Brittain

    £14.99   paperback   (2004) - ISBN 13: 9780860680352 | ISBN 10: 0860680355

    In 1914 Vera Brittain was eighteen and, as war was declared, she was preparing to study at Oxford. Four years later her life - and the life of her whole generation - had changed in a way that was unimaginable in the tranquil pre-war era. Testament o ... more

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  • Cover image of book Forgotten Voices of the Great War by Max Arthur
    Forgotten Voices of the Great War - by Max Arthur

    £7.99   paperback   (2003) - ISBN 13: 9780091888879 | ISBN 10: 0091888875

    In 1960, the Imperial War Museum began a momentous and important task. A team of academics, archivists and volunteers set about tracing WWI veterans and interviewing them at length in order to record the experiences of ordinary individuals in war. Th ... more

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  • Cover image of book When This Bloody War is Over: Soldiers
    When This Bloody War is Over: Soldiers' Songs of the First World War - by Max Arthur

    £13.00   paperback   (2002) - ISBN 13: 9780749923549 | ISBN 10: 0749923547

    A heart-rending compilation of the greatest soldiers' songs from the First World War. The haunting songs of the First World War still have a powerful emotional impact. These are the funny, bitter, sad and romantic words the soldiers actually sang o ... more

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  • Cover image of book A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway
    A Farewell to Arms - by Ernest Hemingway

    £7.99   paperback   (1999) - ISBN 13: 9780099273974 | ISBN 10: 0099273977

    Ernest's Hemingway's powerful autobiographical war classic - considered by many to be the greatest war novel ever written. In 1918 Ernest Hemingway went to war, to the 'war to end all wars'. He volunteered for ambulance service in Italy, was woun ... more

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  • Cover image of book Women, Men and the Great War: An Anthology of Stories by Various authors
    Women, Men and the Great War: An Anthology of Stories - by Various authors

    £14.99   paperback   (1995) - ISBN 13: 9780719045981 | ISBN 10: 0719045983

    "A wide ranging, challenging and constantly surprising collection ... focusing on the divisions the war created between men and women."(Pat Barker) This is an anthology of short stories of World War I from 25 classic writers. Gertrude Stein, ... more

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  • Cover image of book The First World War: An Illustrated History by A.J.P. Taylor
    The First World War: An Illustrated History - by A.J.P. Taylor

    £9.99   paperback   (1974) - ISBN 13: 9780140024814 | ISBN 10: 0140024816

    A. J. P. Taylor was one of the most acclaimed and uncompromising historians of the twentieth century. In this clear, lively and now-classic account of the First World War, he tells the story of the conflict from the German advance in the West, throug ... more

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  • Cover image of book Oh What a Lovely War (Play Script) by Joan Littlewood (Editor)
    Oh What a Lovely War (Play Script) - by Joan Littlewood (Editor)

    £9.99   paperback   (1967) - ISBN 13: 9780413302106 | ISBN 10: 0413302105

    Oh What a Lovely War is a theatrical chronicle of the First World War, told through the songs and documents of the period. Devised and first performed by Joan Littlewood's Theatre Workshop at the Theatre Royal, Stratford East, London in 1963, it rece ... more

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