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Going to the Wars - by John Verney (Paperback)

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Number of Pages: 250

Genre: Biography + Autobiography

Format: Paperback

Publisher: Paul Dry Books

Author: John Verney

Language: English

Street Date: January 15, 2019
TCIN: 53990296
UPC: 9781589881310
Item Number (DPCI): 248-20-8521


"Delightful reading."--The Economist

"This book is unclassifiable: commentary, autobiography, satire by turns: but it is wholly readable, wholly successful. The author stands spokesman for a whole generation."--Daily Telegraph

"This short, witty book is a triumph."--Observer

"An exciting writer."--Raymond Mortimer, Sunday Times

"[Going to the Wars and A Dinner of Herbs] have charm and high literary quality and are testaments to the art of self-deprecation and a world in which memoirists drew attention to the people they knew rather than to themselves. Verney had, at times, a taxing and dangerous war, but to read his accounts of it, one might think he was merely an observer. They are marvelously entertaining reads, not least because they open up to us a world that has just passed from view; and they speak to us in a voice we understand, but that is no longer entirely familiar."--The New Criterion

"An absorbing, thoughtful, deftly written, and deeply personal story . . . an extraordinary account."―Midwest Book Review

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