A Diary without Dates, Enid Bagnold – WWI Challenge

My most recent book for The WWI Challenge was Enid Bagnold’s A Diary Without Dates, which is out of copyright and available for free download. It’s a famous work (the author also wrote National Velvet) and one I’ve meant to read for some time. I’m glad the challenge gave me a push! Bagnold worked as […]

A Duty to the Dead by Charles Todd – WWI Challenge

My April book for the The WWI Challenge was A Duty to the Dead by Charles Todd, a mystery novel set (mostly) in England while the war was still going on. Heroine Bess Crawford is the daughter of a colonel in the British Army, who grew up in India and other farflung places before returning […]

Holding the Line by Harold Baldwin – WWI Challenge

My next book for The WWI Challenge is Holding the Line by Harold Baldwin. It’s a memoir that was published in February 1918, when most memoirs I have looked at seem to have been written and published in the years after the war was over, in the 1920s and even the 1930s. That’s Baldwin over […]

The Head Girl at the Gables, Angela Brazil – WWI Challenge

The Head Girl at the Gables by Angela Brazil (1919) is available for free download at Gutenberg.org. I chose this book for the The WWI Challenge for several reasons. I already had it on my e-reader, along with a number of others by the same author. I needed to read an English school story as […]

“War Horse” – WWI Challenge

This review contains spoilers. I’ve never read the novel War Horse by Michael Morpurgo; all of my comments are based on the Spielberg movie. I imagine the novel is a much different experience, because it allows for narration from the horse’s point of view. In the movie, the horse is not given a voice. As […]