Category: War story

Nip The Buds, Shoot The Kids – Kenzaburo Oe

READ FOR BOOKCLUB Chosen by Rachel A Japanese war novel where 15 boys are sent to a rural village full of hostile people and sickness ☁ “Nip The Buds, Shoot The Kids tells of a group of boys from a reform school who are… Continue Reading “Nip The Buds, Shoot The Kids – Kenzaburo Oe”

Suite Francaise – Irene Nemirovsky

READ FOR BOOKCLUB Chosen by Suzy The story of the mass exodus from Paris on the eve of the Nazi invasion ☁ “Suite Francaise is the first two parts of a planned five part novel about the Nazi invasion of France and the mass exodus… Continue Reading “Suite Francaise – Irene Nemirovsky”

The Glass Room – Simon Mawer

READ FOR BOOKERTHON Set during WWII, every new inhabitant of the featured house falls under the spell of the glass room at its centre ❚ “Based on a real villa in Czechoslovakia, the house in this book is a minimalist masterpiece, with a transparent… Continue Reading “The Glass Room – Simon Mawer”

The Children’s Book – A S Byatt

READ FOR BOOKERTHON Loosely based on the life of E Nesbit, The Children’s Book follows the lives of several inter-related families from 1895 through WWI. ❚ “The Wellwood family consists of Olive, Humphrey, Olive’s sister Violet, and many children. They are Fabians, living in… Continue Reading “The Children’s Book – A S Byatt”

Atonement – Ian McEwan

READ FOR BOOKCLUB Chosen by Suzy A girl’s half-innocent mistake ruins the lives of those around her, and she spends the rest of her life attempting to atone.  ⚈ “Briony Tallis, a 13-year-old from an upper class family spies an intimate moment between her sister and… Continue Reading “Atonement – Ian McEwan”

Mister Pip – Lloyd Jones

READ FOR BOOKERTHON In the world of Mister Pip, reading Dickens represents salvation for a community ravaged by conflict. ⚈ “Lloyd Jones’s novel is set in a village on the Papua New Guinea island of Bougainville during the 1990s civil war. Jones covered it as… Continue Reading “Mister Pip – Lloyd Jones”