It is very rare to find a literary fiction about World War One
and less a love story that is taking place during that period.
"A Fine Mourning" covers
such gap and such lack
of that important period
in human history.
A Must Read.
A Fine Mourning
Subject: Fiction / World War One / Romance
World War, 1914-1918--Fiction.
ISBN 9781922238207 (pbk.)
RRP: AU$29.99 (paperback)
War! A splendid game. Wailing bugles, clashing swords, thrusting steeds, the gritty flavour of saltpetre . . .
Alas, no more! Not since captured by science and industry, and railway timetables. This time, legions are butchered on a scale unimagined, the survivors scourged and scarred forever. A generation sacrificed to chauvinism.
Many welcomed it. At first. In sitting rooms and salons, from London to Constantinople, hatred and hubris flourished. A necessary cleansing, it was said - a brief, violent storm to settle too many overheated seasons of dynastic feuding and political chicanery.
Arrogance, bigotry, sanctimony . . . Theatre! The world its stage. The characters: a folly of creaking monarchies and musty aristocracies.