Friday, February 15, 2019

Seven novels inspired by The Great War

Rhys Bowen's latest novel is The Victory Garden. At CrimeReads she tagged seven novels inspired by World War One, including:
The Summer Before the War by Helen Simonson

From the writer of the best-selling Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand, this is a gentler, sometimes humorous novel of the effects of war on the home front. Beatrice Nash arrives to be the Latin teacher at a boy’s school in Rye, on the south coast of England. It is clear she is significantly more freethinking—and attractive—than anyone believes a Latin teacher should be. She is also mourning the death of her beloved father, who has left her penniless, and simply wants to be left alone to pursue her teaching and writing. But no sooner has she settled in and forged a relationship with her boys than war is declared and the peaceful fabric of her little town is torn apart.
Read about the other entries on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue