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There's No Home by Alexander Baron, John Williams

'An unqualified masterpiece ... as acute a study of the psychology of war as fiction offers us' Guardian It's 1943. The allied invasion of Sicily. In a lull in the fighting, an exhausted British battalion marches into the searing summer heat of Catania, to be greeted by the women, children and old men emerging form the bomb shelters. Yearning for some semblance of domestic life, the men begin to fill the roles left by absent husbands and fathers. Unlikely relationships form, tender, exploitative even cruel, but all shaped by the exigencies of war. Centred around a love story, between Graziela, a young mother, and Sergeant Craddock, whose rough attempts at seduction are vindicated by his sympathy and the care he shows for her malnourished child, There's No Home offers an unerringly humane and authentic portrayal of the emotional impact of war.

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An unqualified masterpiece ... as acute a study of the psychology of war as fiction offers us * Guardian *


About the Author

Alexander Baron (1917-99) was born into a Jewish East End family, Baron joined the communist party at school and enlisted in 1939. His experiences at both D-Day and the Sicily landings informed his bestselling war novels, culminating in There's No Home (1950). He went on to write fourteen novels, and several screenplays.

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Publication date

2nd June 2011

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Alexander Baron, John Williams

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Paperback
288 pages

Categories

Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9780956308603

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