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The Resource The First of July, Elizabeth Speller

The First of July, Elizabeth Speller

Label
The First of July
Title
The First of July
Statement of responsibility
Elizabeth Speller
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Follows the lives of four very different men, Frank, Benedict, Jean-Batiste, and Harry, as their fates converge on the most terrible and destructive day of World War I, the first day of the Battle of the Somme. On July 1st, 1913, four very different men are leading four very different lives. Exactly three years later, it is just after seven in the morning, and there are a few seconds of peace as the guns on the Somme fall silent and larks soar across the battlefield, singing as they fly over the trenches. What follows is a day of catastrophe in which Allied casualties number almost one hundred thousand. A horror that would have been unimaginable in pre-war Europe and England becomes a day of reckoning, where their lives will change forever, for Frank, Benedict, Jean-Batiste, and Harry. Here the author captures the dangerously romantic atmosphere of war-torn Europe. -- From book jacket
Summary
Follows the lives of four very different men, Frank, Benedict, Jean-Batiste, and Harry, as their fates converge on the most terrible and destructive day of World War I, the first day of the Battle of the Somme. On July 1st, 1913, four very different men are leading four very different lives. Exactly three years later, it is just after seven in the morning, and there are a few seconds of peace as the guns on the Somme fall silent and larks soar across the battlefield, singing as they fly over the trenches. What follows is a day of catastrophe in which Allied casualties number almost one hundred thousand. A horror that would have been unimaginable in pre-war Europe and England becomes a day of reckoning, where their lives will change forever, for Frank, Benedict, Jean-Batiste, and Harry. Here the author captures the dangerously romantic atmosphere of war-torn Europe. -- From book jacket
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Award
Booklist Editors' Choice, 2013.
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10223700
Cataloging source
YDXCP
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Speller, Elizabeth
Dewey number
823/.92
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Somme, 1st Battle of the (France : 1916)
  • World War (1914-1918)
  • Englisch, ..
  • Somme, 1st Battle of the, France, 1916
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • Somme (France)
  • France
  • France
Target audience
adult
Label
The First of July, Elizabeth Speller
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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
ocn829988964
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Pegasus books hardcover edition.
Extent
xiii, 399 pages
Isbn
9781605984971
Lccn
2013498456
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)829988964
Label
The First of July, Elizabeth Speller
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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
ocn829988964
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Pegasus books hardcover edition.
Extent
xiii, 399 pages
Isbn
9781605984971
Lccn
2013498456
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)829988964

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