0
Your cart

Your cart is empty

Books > History > World history > From 1900 > First World War

Buy Now

A Foreign Field (Paperback) Loot Price: R163
Discovery Miles 1 630
You Save: R70 (30%)

A Foreign Field (Paperback)

Ben MacIntyre

 (1 rating, sign in to rate)
List price R233 Loot Price R163 Discovery Miles 1 630 You Save R70 (30%)

Bookmark and Share

Expected to ship within 7 - 12 working days

A wartime romance, survival saga and murder mystery set in rural France during the First World War, from the bestselling author of `Operation Mincemeat' and `Agent Zig-Zag'. Four young British soldiers find themselves trapped behind enemy lines at the height of the fighting on the Western Front in August 1914. Unable to get back to their units, they shelter in the tiny French village of Villeret, where they are fed, clothed and protected by the villagers, including the local matriarch Madame Dessenne, the baker and his wife. The self-styled leader of the band of fugitives, Private Robert Digby, falls in love with the 20-year-old-daughter of one of his protectors, and in November 1915 she gives birth to a baby girl. The child is just six months old when someone betrays the men to the Germans. They are captured, tried as spies and summarily condemned to death. Using the testimonies of the daughter, the villagers, detailed town hall records and, most movingly, the soldiers' last letters, Ben Macintyre reconstructs an extraordinary story of love, duplicity and shame - ultimately seeking to discover through decades of village rumour the answer to the question, `Who betrayed Private Digby and his men?' In this new updated edition the mystery is finally solved.

General

Imprint: Harperpress
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: July 2010
Authors: Ben MacIntyre
Dimensions: 197 x 130 x 22mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - B-format
Pages: 307
ISBN-13: 978-0-00-739526-2
Categories: Books > Fiction > True stories
Books > Humanities > History
Books > Social sciences > Warfare & defence
Books > Humanities > History > World history
Books > Humanities > History > European history
Books > Humanities > History > History of specific subjects
Books > Social sciences > Warfare & defence > War & defence operations
Books > Fiction > True stories > War / combat / elite forces > General
Books > Humanities > History > World history > From 1900
Books > Humanities > History > European history > General
Books > Humanities > History > History of specific subjects > Military history
Books > Social sciences > Warfare & defence > War & defence operations > Battles & campaigns
Books > Humanities > History > World history > From 1900 > First World War
Books > History > European history
Books > History > European history > General
Books > History > History of specific subjects
Books > History > History of specific subjects > Military history
Books > History > World history
Books > History > World history > From 1900
Books > History > World history > From 1900 > First World War
LSN: 0-00-739526-4
Barcode: 9780007395262

Is the information for this product incomplete, wrong or inappropriate? Let us know about it.

Does this product have an incorrect or missing image? Send us a new image.

Is this product missing categories? Add more categories.

Review This Product

No reviews yet - be the first to create one!

Partners