Friday, February 15, 2019

Seven novels inspired by World War One

Rhys Bowen's latest novel is The Victory Garden.

At CrimeReads she tagged seven novels inspired by World War I, including:
Somewhere in France by Jennifer Robson

This is a novel that shows how class and prejudice are changed by war. Lady Elizabeth Neville-Ashford wants to travel the world, pursue a career, and marry for love. But in 1914, the stifling restrictions of aristocratic British society and her mother’s rigid expectations forbid Lilly from following her heart. When war breaks out, she seizes her chance for independence. Defying her parents, she moves to London and eventually becomes an ambulance driver in the newly formed Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps—an exciting and treacherous job that takes her close to the Western Front where she is reunited with Robert Fraser, her brother’s friend and now a doctor. Robert grew up poor, and therefore not a suitable match for Lilly. Will the war mean that such restrictions can be broken down?
Read about another entry on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue