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Those Who Marched Away

by Irene Taylor

Those Who Marched Away Synopsis

Arranged as a diary around a calendar year, Those Who Marched Away tells many individual stories from many wars down the ages, with several compelling entries for each day of the year. The diarists come from every walk of life; from faceless foot solidiers to those charged with orchestrating battle, from the Home Front to the Holocaust, from famous writers, political leaders and fighting men and women to ordinary working people enveloped by events over which they have no influence. Together, they contribute an intimate insight into what has been described both as 'the most exciting and dramatic thing in life' and the 'universal perversion'.

Those Who Marched Away Press Reviews

Praise for THE ASSASSIN'S CLOAK: ' A substantial treasury to dip into for years and years, to inspire new thoughts and enlighten all dullness.' -- Muriel Spark * * Times Literary Supplement * * Praise for THE ASSASSIN'S CLOAK: 'A sumptuous feast. This inspired anthology of diverse diary entries, selected chiefly for their honesty, is relentlessly thought-provoking.' * * Independent * * Praise for THE ASSASSIN'S CLOAK: 'The content is sensational - for all the right reasons. It is stimulating and charming in equal measure, often amusing, and an endless source of pleasure. * * Literary Review * * This is a compelling piece of work that depicts humanity from its nadir to its zenith. * * Sunday Business Post * *

Book Information

ISBN: 9781847674159
Publication date: 1st October 2009
Author: Irene Taylor
Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 688 pages
Categories: Military history, Diaries, letters & journals, Anthologies (non-poetry),

About Irene Taylor

Alan Taylor is a journalist and is currently the Editor of the Scottish Review of Books and Associate Editor of the Sunday Herald. Formerly, he worked for Scotland on Sunday and the Scotsman, where he was Managing Editor. In an earlier incarnation he was a reference librarian. He is a regular contributor to a variety of publications and is half of the Scottish team on Radio 4's Round Britain Quiz.

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