Historical relevance, great read


I approached this book with an open mind. I love historical fiction but was wary in case the story centred too much on the fox hunting. As it turns out, the author covers a wide range of life as he experienced it during the first 16 years of the 20th century.It made me long, as most historical fiction does, to live in those time (before the war of course). A smaller world, driven by need and availabilty, not greed and money as we are now. His life unravels to the backdrop of riding horses, playing cricket and attending local events.When we move on to the war, the horror builds as he loses more and more friends to the pointless waste of an unwinnable conflict.
Throughout, even in the tranches, he notices the beauty of nature, and this is worth remembering if anyone is put off by the fox hunting theme. It is a book of its time, and needs to be enjoyed as such.
He is a thinking author, reflecting honestly on the changing times. He questions his faith, which gets lost and falsified, perhaps never to recover. There is plenty of observations on class differences.
I loved the way it was written; conversational and intellectual (I confess to having to look up a few words in the dictionary). I highly recommend it to anyone with a curious mind.

The Interceptor

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Alice getting smaller and smaller

At a point where I feel like I'm disappearing.  Looking for the magic DRINK ME elixir to come back to full size.  I guess all authors (and people) have moments like this.  Let me know if you know what I mean.

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It's my own invention

A good deal for a good price.

My book, 'Seven Days' will be available for only $0.99 from today for 36 hours only, rising to $1.99 for the next 36 hours before returning to normal price.

Well, if I was in the street I could just shout.  Or maybe take my clothes off (bad idea) or wave a big banner.  Chances are you'd freak people out.

On line is similar.  Same chance of appearing strange.  But before that you have to get someone to tune in.  Your invisible until you aren't. 

So I've been making a quiet noise for a while now.  And I'm still waiting.  Like Diana Ross.  Except she made lots of money. 

Every advertising shout you make on line costs money.  A bit of a Catch 22.  Now that was a good book.  

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The Interceptor has arrived!!

My latest work. Step into a story that will take you far, through emotions as high and low as the roads we all travel on. Watch out on my site for new offers and more details.

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