How Many Miles to Babylon?

How Many Miles to Babylon?

eBook - 1989
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As a child Alec, heir to the big house and only son of a bitter marriage, formed a close friendship with Jerry, a village boy who shared his passion for horses. In 1914 both enlisted in the British Army - Alec goaded by his beautiful, cold mother to fight for King and Country, Jerry to learn his trade for the Irish Nationalist cause. But amid the mud of Flanders, their relationship is tested by an ordeal beyond the horror of the battlefield...
Publisher: London : Penguin Adult, 1989.
ISBN: 9780141909431
Characteristics: 1 online resource.
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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WVMLStaffPicks Oct 25, 2014

This short novel, set in Ireland and France, tells the story of two boyhood friends who enlist in the British army in 1914. In war they are torn apart by the same bigotries that had divided them as children. The author gives the reader a convincing account of life in the trenches and subtly defines the tragic experience of Ireland.

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