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Make sense of it I m struggling to review this book It s an awesome collection emotional heartbreaking and uplifting all at once BUT The sort of book you can only read a bit at a time Ever since school I ve been ascinated by the initial oh what a lovely war mind set Cinderella Story Part 2 (36 Hours) followed by the slowly building contrast of despair I ve read aew collections of poetry set in ww1 but never so many letters A Ranchers Redemption from such a wide range of people The collection is well thought out and satisfying to read Students studying both Literature and History would benefitrom such a collection I was given this book which was released to mark the centenary of the First World War It s a mixture of letters poems postcards occasional photos diary entries and memories and it s a really mixed bag Some of the pieces are A Doctor, a Nurse, a Christmas Baby fascinating others heart breaking or sickening some merely baffling and I wondered why such scantragments had been included All in all if you ve never read anything about the Great War you will come away informed but if you are already reasonably well informed you are unlikely to learn much new A stunning and emotional read. N and TE Lawrence What unites them is a desire to express something of the horror the loss the confusion and the desire to help or to protest A Broken World is an original collection of personal and defining moments that offer an unprecedented insight into the Great War as it was experienced and as it was rememberedEdited by the bestselling author of Birdsong and Dr Hope Wolf this is an original and illuminating non iction anthology of writing on the First World

Sebastian Faulks µ 9 review

With this sort of thing which I can only read in small doses But it s nicely put together I have been meaning to read this book since it came out and yes I was not let down I eel that this book should be on the list Her Kind Of Cowboy for schools to getor history as it depicts WWI through the eyes and minds and thoughts of the PEOPLE who livedenduredsurvived and perished in that Great War this is how history should be told in schools not the dry dusty and countless data and military tactics that s outdated and this is what should be taught that people living people endured and suffered throughout that war PoignantStraying His Pregnant Christmas Princess from his usualiction Sebastian Faulks has worked with Hope Wolf to produce an anthology that beautifully portrays the different aspects of the Great War Through the Language Glass from a variety of those involvedSo differentrom most books about t This anthology has some poignant letters diary entries and written accounts rom both soldiers and civilians who were affected by the events of World War 1 As Sebastian Faulks writes in the introduction a century later it is still hard to appreciate the scale of what happened or to. Itions workers and mothers nurses and pacifists prisoners of war and conscientious objectors appear alongside each other The war involved people rom so many different backgrounds and countries and included here are among others British German Russian and Indian voices Alongside testament Private Arrangements (Forged of Steele, from the many ordinary people whose lives were transformed by the events of 1914 18 there are extractsrom names that have become synonymous with the war such as Siegfried Sassoo.

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A Broken World Letters Diaries and Memories of the Great War is a collection of writings edited by Sebastian Faulks and Hope Wolf that ocus on personal experiences of those who lived through and endured World War I The irst thing to praise is the great wealth of material and To read the thoughts reflections and memories of those who have lived through suffering and horrors that I cannot begin to comprehend is confronting and deeply moving This diverse selection of writings gives voice to representatives rom every part of British society those who were part of the armed Forever Faithful (Forever Faithful, forces those they left behind nurses relief workers prisoners of war pacifists as well asrom other countries affected by the Great War They speak Friendfluence for all those who arewere unable toind words to express what they experienced My heart is so stunned I don t know whether it is broken or not Private Frank Cocker 1915 A very sober touching and moving look at some of the reminiscent times of World War I a collection of letters with a One Part Woman few essaysrom amous writers Most of them very sad in some way of course don t know why I torture myself. A lieutenant writes of digging through bodies that have the consistency of Camembert cheese; a mother sends lower seeds to her son at the Front hoping that one day someone may see them grow; a nurse tends a man back to health knowing he will be court martialled and shot as soon as he is itIn this extraordinarily powerful and diverse selection of diaries letters and memories many of which have never been published before privates and officers seamen and airmen mun.

Sebastian Faulks was born in 1953 and grew up in Newbury the son of a judge and a repertory actress He attended Wellington College and studied at Emmanuel College Cambridge although he didn’t enjoy attending either institution Cambridge in the 70s was still uite male dominated and he says that you had to cycle about 5 miles to meet a girl He was the first literary editor of “The Independe