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Barbed Wire and Roses by Peter Yeldham (Paperback, 2008)

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Barbed Wire and Roses by Peter Yeldham

From the bestselling author of A Bitter Harvest and Dragons in the Forest.

Like many young and idealistic Australian men, Stephen Conway rushed to enlist in the 'war to end all wars' in 1914. After a hasty marriage, Stephen leaves his new wife with a baby on the way and is shipped to Gallipoli. Very soon, though, the promise of adventure and glory of battle vanish completely as the reality of war sets in.

After four nightmarish years, Stephen is the lone survivor of his platoon fighting in the trenches of France's bloody battlefields. Traumatised and exhausted he inexplicably disappears and the official record of his life comes to an abrupt end - that is until his grandson, Patrick, discovers his diary more than 80 years later.

This personal account of the horrors of World War I propels Patrick on a journey to uncover the truth of his grandfather's fate - which is more disturbing than he could have ever imagined.

Set against true historical events, Barbed Wire and Roses deftly brings together past and present, ancestor and descendant, in a gripping tale of war and its aftermath.

 

Format: Paperback | 396 pages

Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 13 x 2.9 | 378g

Publication Date: 05 May 2008

Publisher: Penguin Books Australia

Publication City/Country: Camberwell, VIC, Australia

Language: English

Edition Number: 1

ISBN10: 0143007913

ISBN13: 9780143007913

 

Condition: Good

A book that has been read but is in good condition. Very minimal damage to the cover including minor scuff marks and creasing along the edges, but no holes or tears. The majority of pages are undamaged with minimal creasing but no tearing. No pencil underlining of text, no highlighting of text and no writing in margins. No missing pages.