The year covered by this novel was perhaps the darkest of the Great War, with widespread mutinies in the French Army after the distasterous Nivelle offensive in Champagne in the spring of 1917. Volume seven of "A Chronicle of Ancient Sunlight" sees ...
Phillip Maddison now a young transport officer, tending his pack animals, surviving amid devastation and death. His courage, sustained by poetry, by comradeship, by the comfort of whisky and water, is perhaps unnatural; but nevertheless amid the charnel house of battle he endures, in a way of life so alien to those at home that it might be the dark side of the moon. Faber Finds is reissuing the entire fifteen volumes of "A Chronicle of Ancient Sunlight".
Number of pages: 384
Date of publication: 20/01/2011
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