FREE READ ë An Ice Cream War

An Ice Cream War

FREE READ An Ice Cream War

I think it would hurt a great deal' Millions die on the Western Front but in East Africa a uite different war is being waged one with little point and which is so ignored that it will carry on after the Armistice be An engaging interesting sometimes humorous sad tragic memorable enjoyable historical fiction novel about British and German characters and an American who find themselves in East Africa in the period 1914 to 1918 The fairly ordinary people are well developed and lots happen For example there is a love triangle a coming of age story some comic moments showing how relaxed and gentlemanly the war in East Africa started soldiers being shot at by their own side soldiers initially mistaking bees for bullets a peeping tom and the trials of learning how to fire a Stoke gunThe author’s second novel ‘An Ice cream War’ was shortlisted for the 1982 Booker Prize

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Cause no one bothers to tell both sides to stop As the conflict sweeps up natives and colonials so those left at home and those fighting abroad find themselves unable to escape the tide of history bearing down on th This historical novel set in Tanzania Kenya and the UK during WW I is darkly humorous and beautifully detailed The focus is on a group of people whose own lives and plans are spun into disarray by the war and its conseuences Von Bishop enjoys farming in German East Africa but his wife Liesl longs to return to Germany Across the border the American Walter cares about little in life by his farm his sisal decorticator and his future agricultural plans In England the Cobb family drifts in the moral and intellectual haze of the 1920s absorbed in family suabbles International forces however drag each family out of their normal path and into a confusion of life death and love The writing is beautifully descriptive portraying the individuals as unregarded pawns who are incapable of making sense of larger historical forces sweeping over them Boyd's book is largely character driven There are honestly speaking no African characters in the book at all While one can certainly argue that using a large and obviously relevant group of people merely as a backdrop may seem strange I appreciate that Boyd focuses on the characters whose story he is telling This in my opinion is preferable to tacking on a modern view of the world through some sensitive character who will understand the natives as is so often done in contemporary historical novels L'aveuglement de Napoléon one bothers to tell both sides to stop As the conflict sweeps up natives and colonials so those left at home and those fighting abroad find themselves unable to escape the tide Mémorial de Sainte-Hélène (1) of history bearing down La Commune et les Communards on th This historical novel set in Tanzania Kenya and the UK during WW I is darkly humorous and beautifully detailed The focus is Les aides de camp de Napoléon et des maréchaux sous le Premier Empire (1804-1815) on a group Mémoires, Chaque pas doit être un but (Tome 1) of people whose Ecorces own lives and plans are spun into disarray by the war and its conseuences Von Bishop enjoys farming in German East Africa but his wife Liesl longs to return to Germany Across the border the American Walter cares about little in life by his farm his sisal decorticator and his future agricultural plans In England the Cobb family drifts in the moral and intellectual haze Lettres à Anne: (1962-1995) of the 1920s absorbed in family suabbles International forces however drag each family Mélancolie française out Opération bagration la revanche de Staline (été 1944) of their normal path and into a confusion L'État contre les juifs: Vichy, les nazis et la persécution antisémite of life death and love The writing is beautifully descriptive portraying the individuals as unregarded pawns who are incapable Nouvelle histoire de la France contemporaine, Tome 8 : 1848 ou l'apprentissage de la République, 1848-1852 of making sense Les soldats de la honte of larger historical forces sweeping Le traité de Versailles et la fin de la Première Guerre mondiale: Chronique d’une paix manquée over them Boyd's book is largely character driven There are honestly speaking no African characters in the book at all While Le jour le plus long : 6 juin 1944 one can certainly argue that using a large and Itinéraire d'un triangle rose obviously relevant group Noirs dans les camps nazis of people merely as a backdrop may seem strange I appreciate that Boyd focuses Par le sang versé on the characters whose story he is telling This in my Le Monde selon De Gaulle : Tome 2, Le général à livre ouvert... opinion is preferable to tacking Mai 68 l'arnaque du siècle on a modern view Ils partiront dans l'ivresse : Lyon (mai 43)-Londres (février 44) of the world through some sensitive character who will understand the natives as is so Vaincre sans gloire: Le corps expéditionnaire français en Italie (novembre 1942-juillet 1944) often done in contemporary historical novels

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An Ice Cream War is William Boyd's sparkling debut novel on the grimly comic side of conflict published as a Penguin Essential for the first time 'What do you think would happen if I shot an elephant in the balls' ' William Boyd never fails to pleaseCan I say thatSounds a bit ambiguousBut this is a site for book readers no one will see any kind of innuendo there surely On the other hand I suppose the gr guidelines might kick in someone might flag it for inappropriate content or somethingOk just to be on the safe sideA William Boyd never fails to pleaseNo stupid this is not another person with an embarrassing given name that he doesn't use something like Archibald or Algernon I'd have used a wouldn't IA William Boyd novel never fails to pleaseHappy now La France et les Français sous la IIIe République 1870-1940 on the grimly comic side Nouvelle Histoire de la France contemporaine, tome 9 : De la fête impériale au mur des fédérés, 1852-1871 of conflict published as a Penguin Essential for the first time 'What do you think would happen if I shot an elephant in the balls' ' William Boyd never fails to pleaseCan I say thatSounds a bit ambiguousBut this is a site for book readers no Un souvenir de Solférino (Éd.1862) one will see any kind Le champ de luzerne of innuendo there surely On the Le Triomphe de la République - 1871-1914 other hand I suppose the gr guidelines might kick in someone might flag it for inappropriate content La République radicale (1898-1914) or somethingOk just to be Caulaincourt : Diplomate de Napoléon on the safe sideA William Boyd never fails to pleaseNo stupid this is not another person with an embarrassing given name that he doesn't use something like Archibald Le colonel Mayer - De l'affaire Dreyfus à de Gaulle or Algernon I'd have used a wouldn't IA William Boyd novel never fails to pleaseHappy now

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