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Gifts of war : a novel, Mackenzie Ford

Label
Gifts of war : a novel
Title
Gifts of war
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Mackenzie Ford
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
During the Christmas Truce of 1914, Hal Montgomery, a British soldier, is given a photo by a German soldier, Wilhelm Wetzlar, and they make a pact. Hal promises to find his enemy's English girlfriend, Samantha, and let her know her fiancé is alive and thinking of her. Several weeks later, Hal -- now injured -- is discharged from the army and goes to Stratford on Avon to fulfill his promise. But things take an unexpected turn when he meets the woman in the photo and falls in love with her himself. As their romance blossoms, Sam shares with Hal her most private confidence: Her newborn son is of German lineage, information that threatens her reputation and her job as a schoolteacher. Fearful that he will lose Sam, Hal holds tight to the secret -- and the photograph -- that brought them together. The scene shifts to London, where Hal becomes involved with military intelligence and is introduced to Sam's sisters and a different kind of secrecy. Against the broader landscape of England in wartime, Gifts of War captures the era and the fates of men and women caught in the sweep of history. A vivid tale of romance, adventure, and intrigue, the novel is a remarkable narrative that explores what made War World I so tragic, so revolutionary, and so exciting. It also announces a gifted new novelist
Member of
Summary
When British soldier Hal Montgomery is invalided back to England during World War I, he carries out the promise he made to a German soldier and passes on a message to the man's English girlfriend, only to fall in love with her
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
306078
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ford, Mackenzie
Dewey number
823/.92
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • World War (1914-1918)
Target audience
adult
Label
Gifts of war : a novel, Mackenzie Ford
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Originally published in Great Britain as The kissing gates by Sphere, an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group, London, in 2008"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn244339666
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
447 pages
Isbn
9780385528955
Lccn
2008037259
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)244339666
Label
Gifts of war : a novel, Mackenzie Ford
Publication
Note
"Originally published in Great Britain as The kissing gates by Sphere, an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group, London, in 2008"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn244339666
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
447 pages
Isbn
9780385528955
Lccn
2008037259
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)244339666

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