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No Peace for the Wicked by Pip Granger
  

No Peace for the Wicked

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Pip Granger sets her charming sagas in Soho in the fifties and what I really like about them is the way she uses and develops the same characters in this close-knit community all the way through. A sort of nice long soap opera with new folk coming in and out. This is her fourth and she introduces a 16-year old part-Chinese girl, the daughter of Bandyâs estranged sister. Bandy runs the nightclub, Lizzy, our central character, lives above it , her new man is TC, Rosieâs Dad. Rosie featured heavily in the first, Not All Tarts are Apples. You get it? Itâs a bit like Mary Jane Staplesâ wonderful Adams family sagas. They are great and being Soho in the 50s there is lots of colour and danger.

Comparison: Mary Jane Staples, Harry Bowling, Lilian Harry.
Similar this month: Joan Jonker, Margaret Dickinson.
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No Peace for the Wicked by Pip Granger

Another nameless town, another target for First Recon. It's only five in the afternoon, but a sandstorm has plunged everything into a hellish twilight of murky, red dust. On rooftops, in alleyways lurk militiamen with machine guns, AK rifles and the odd rocket-propelled grenade. Artillery bombardment has shattered the town's sewers and rubble is piled up in lagoons of human excrement. It stinks. Welcome to Iraq…

First Recon are the special forces of the US Marine Corps, a lean, mean fighting machine trained to perfection and spoiling for action. This is their story as they spearhead the blitzkrieg on Iraq - a story of extreme bravery, borderline lunacy, touching camaraderie and breathtaking violence on the road to Baghdad.

First Recon's thankless task is to race ahead of the main coalition forces to spring enemy ambushes, earning them the nickname 'First Suicide Battalion'. Generation Kill allows an intimate look at how people fighting in war actually experience it, as the voices of soldiers on the front line are heard for the first time.

Reviews

This is war reporting up there with such greats as Michael Herrâs Dispatchesâ
Financial Times magazine

'Easily the best book on the Iraq war so far. A deeply disturbing, compulsively readable narrative offering profound insights into the lives of America's young soldiers'
New Statesman


'An adrenaline rush of intelligent prose. One of the best books to come out of the Iraq war'
Financial Times

About the Author

Pip Granger

Part of Pip Granger’s early childhood was spent in the back seat of a light aircraft as her father smuggled brandy, tobacco and books across the English Channel to be sold in 1950s Soho, where she lived above the Two Is Café in Old Compton Street. She travelled in Europe and Asia in the 1960s and ‘70s, and worked as a Special Needs teacher in Hackney in the 1980s, before quitting teaching to pursue her long cherished ambition to write. She now lives in the West Country with her husband and pets.

Pip Granger’s novels, Not All Tarts Are Apple, which won the Harry Bowling Prize for fiction, The Widow Ginger, and Trouble in Paradise are all available as Corgi paperbacks.

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Book Info

Publication date

1st April 2005

Author

Pip Granger

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Author's Website

www.pip-granger.com/

Publisher

Transworld Publishers Ltd

Format

Paperback
512 pages

Categories

Romantic Fiction
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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9780552150675

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