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First World War fiction

See below for a selection of the latest books from First World War fiction category. Presented with a red border are the First World War fiction books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great First World War fiction books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!

The Lost Soldier

The Lost Soldier

Author: Diney Costeloe Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/03/2016

From bestselling author Diney Costeloe, a young woman fights to save a treasured war memorial and uncovers a tragic story that reverberates from World War I to the present day. 'This is our secret, pet. You mustn't tell anyone about us planting this tree for dad. It's our secret.' 1921. In the sleepy village of Charlton Ambrose, eight ash trees stand as a timeless memorial to the men killed in the Great War. On a dark and chilly night, a ninth tree appears. Who planted it and why? And who was 'the unknown soldier' for whom it is marked? 2001. Eighty years later, the memorial is under threat from developers. Local reporter, Rachel Elliott, is determined to save it, and to solve the mystery of the ninth tree. The trail will take her into the dark heart of her own family history; to a great, but tragic, love; and to a secret that has been kept since the war to end all wars. Published in ebook as THE NURSES OF ST CROIX. What readers are saying about THE LOST SOLDIER: 'I didn't want it to end. It is beautifully written and pulls on every emotional string in our bodies' 'I loved reading this ... Diney Costeloe is a fabulous author ... I really felt as though I was living the story with the characters. I definitely recommend this book!' 'Diney Costeloe is an awesome writer, all her books are just wonderful and unputdownable'.

Lessons from World War I for the Rise of Asia

Lessons from World War I for the Rise of Asia

Author: Andreas Herberg-Rothe Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/09/2015

Lost Soldier

Lost Soldier

Author: Diney Costeloe Format: eBook Release Date: 01/07/2015

From bestselling author Diney Costeloe, a young woman fights to save a treasured war memorial and uncovers a tragic story that reverberates from World War I to the present day. 'This is our secret, pet. You mustn't tell anyone about us planting this tree for dad. It's our secret.' 1921. In the sleepy village of Charlton Ambrose, eight ash trees stand as a timeless memorial to the men killed in the Great War. On a dark and chilly night, a ninth tree appears. Who planted it and why? And who was 'the unknown soldier' for whom it is marked? 2001. Eighty years later, the memorial is under threat from developers. Local reporter, Rachel Elliott, is determined to save it, and to solve the mystery of the ninth tree. The trail will take her into the dark heart of her own family history; to a great, but tragic, love; and to a secret that has been kept since the war to end all wars. What readers are saying about THE LOST SOLDIER: 'I didn't want it to end. It is beautifully written and pulls on every emotional string in our bodies' 'I loved reading this ... Diney Costeloe is a fabulous author ... I really felt as though I was living the story with the characters. I definitely recommend this book!' 'Diney Costeloe is an awesome writer, all her books are just wonderful and unputdownable'.

Ghosts of the Dardanelles

Ghosts of the Dardanelles

Author: Alan James Barker Format: Paperback Release Date: 15/06/2015

A Village Tale

A Village Tale

Author: Donald McDonald Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/05/2015

This novel is a portrait of rural life and how that way of life, which had existed for centuries in England, was eclipsed by The Great War. The announcement of hostilities in August 1914 was greeted with patriotic fervour, later Kitchener sought to boost the military with the creation of 'Pals Battalions' and Lincolnshire was no exception with the 7th, 8th and 10th Lincolns. No one could imagine the horror that awaited in France not only for the troops but also Nursing Auxiliaries drawn from every social station - all keen to serve King and Country. The story centres round two young men, each dominant in their respective family who carry their childhood feud with them onto the battlefield of the Somme...

Comforts for the Troops

Comforts for the Troops

Author: Fiona Joseph Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/03/2015

No Man's Land Writings from a World at War

No Man's Land Writings from a World at War

Author: Pete Ayrton Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/01/2015

Featuring forty-seven writers from twenty different nations, representing all the main participants in the conflict, No Man's Land is a truly international anthology of First World War fiction. Work by Siegfried Sassoon, Erich Maria Remarque, Willa Cather and Rose Macaulay sits alongside forgotten masterpieces such as Stratis Myrivilis's Life in the Tomb, Raymond Escholier's Mahmadou Fofana and Mary Borden's The Forbidden Zone.

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1914 - First Blood

1914 - First Blood

Author: John Hughes-Wilson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/11/2014

The Happy Tree

The Happy Tree

Author: Rosalind Murray, Charlotte Mitchell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/10/2014

Winds of Eden

Winds of Eden

Author: Catrin Collier Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2014

December 1915. Following heavy casualties, General Townsend withdraws his exhausted troops to the town of Kut Al Amara, Iraq. His orders - to engage as many Turkish troops as possible in a siege situation. A relief force is hastily assembled, among them Charles Reid, Tom Mason, and Michael Downe, for each of whom the advance is personal. Charles returns to the country where he lost the love of his life. Tom's brother John, an army surgeon, awaits execution. Michael's brother Harry, an army intelligence officer, is missing, having never returned from his last mission. Short of everything except the sick and wounded, reduced to eating their horses, the column is repeatedly thrown against the might of the Turkish guns as they wonder if they will ever see home and their wives again. For the women in their lives, the strain reaches breaking point as they wait for news from the front. As the death toll rises, the British War Office faces the unthinkable: defeat for Townsend and his 10,000 men.

Gwaed Gwirion

Gwaed Gwirion

Author: Emyr Jones Format: eBook Release Date: 20/08/2014

Argraffiad newydd o nofel wedi'i gosod yn ystod y Rhyfel Byd Cyntaf. Addasiad o Hell on Earth gan F. Haydn Hornsey gyda rhagair newydd gan yr Athro Gerwyn Wiliams. A Welsh adaptation of Hell on Earth by F. Haydn Hornsey.