Made in Myrtle Street ePUB Æ Made in PDF \

Made in Myrtle Street ePUB Æ Made in PDF \

Made in Myrtle Street ➜ [Epub] ❧ Made in Myrtle Street By B.A. Lightfoot ➦ – Larringtonlifecoaching.co.uk Dear Dad,Floppy is gone and I ll never see him again, ever We had him for Christmas and I didn t know because Mam said we were having something that was a bit like chicken Pippin s distressed letter t Dear Dad,Floppy is gone and I ll never see him again, ever We had him for Christmas and I didn t know because Mam said we were having something that was a bit like chicken Pippin s distressed letter to her father, describing her Christmas dinner in , reflected the difficulties of the families that were left behind when their men went off to war She wasyears old and they had just eaten her pet rabbit The news, however, brought comfort to Edward Craigie who, along with his two lifelong pals, quick witted, Made in PDF \ rugby loving Liam and the clumsy but compassionate Big Charlie, had just survived a horrific eight months in GallipoliIn Made in Myrtle Street, Pippin s letters interpret the situation at home through the eyes of a young though maturing child but in an often hilarious way Edward s replies are those of a caring father who finds it increasingly difficult to hide from his daughter the realities of the warMade in Myrtle Street follows the three friends as they endure, with humour and determination, the challenges of Egypt, Turkey and France But the pain of separation from their families grows acute as the war drags on and those at home adapt to life without their menThe persecution of the three friends by an alcoholic Major, and the discovery that he had traumatised two of their families before the war, provokes a distracting, and ultimately distressing, quest for retributionMade in Myrtle Street is a compelling, humorous, often touching insight into WW from the point of view of an ordinary soldier and his family.


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10 thoughts on “Made in Myrtle Street

  1. Morticia Adams Morticia Adams says:

    This novel is set in the First World War and follows the experiences of three infantrymen from North West England, first in the Dardanelle campaign, and subsequently in France The lives of the families and friends at home are also revealed mainly through the letters regularly exchanged between one of the men and his wife and children, in what is clearly meant to provide a holistic picture of the effects of the war on working class families The accounts of the military campaigns form the most s This novel is set in the First World War and follows the experiences of three infantrymen from North West England, first in the Dardanelle campaign, and subsequently in France The lives of the families and friends at home are also revealed mainly through the letters regularly exchanged between one of the men and his wife and children, in what is clearly meant to provide a holistic picture of the effects of the war on working class families The accounts of the military campaigns form the most substantial part of the book, and are quite well written and well researched The author has a good grasp of detail there are some well realised insights into the day to day experiences of life on the front which gives these parts an authentic feel The characters however are not well developed, and were actually quite generic, as are their experiences the depression and self loathing of one of the soldiers felt as if it had been drawn by numbers , and the preposterous and cowardly senior officer who makes their lives a misery seemed to have walked in from the set of Blackadder The scenes back home I found were not so well written to the extent that I wondered if B A Lightfoot could actually be two different people The piling on of the minutiae of the harsh life in poor northern English towns of the period was actually quite dreary, and readlike a social history document I also found the letters from the main character s young daughter to her father quite implausible Working class kids of that time even the older ones just wouldn t have received the level of education to have written so expressively and articulately On balance, I quite enjoyed the book, and it did at least tell me a few things I didn t know about the First World War and the experiences of the people who were involved in it


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