18 April 2019
Written by John Hughes-Wilson, the five historically-accurate novels in the Tommy Gunn Adventures Series, are now available.
In 1914 they could not have known just how long this war would last – or just how many lives it would cost. When we first meet T.O.M. (Tommy) Gunn, he’s a young infantry lieutenant in the Sherwood Foresters, back on leave from India just as Europe catches fire in the chaotic summer of 1914. The British Expeditionary Force (BEF) is off to France, and Gunn joins a hastily-formed mixed battalion of reservists, regular and territorial soldiers. He soon finds himself pitchforked into the mayhem and suffering of unrelenting war. Soon the high hopes of short conflict fade into the horrific reality of the trenches, Thaddeus Gunn and his men realise that this is going to be a long and bloody war – and they will be lucky if any of them survive.
Hughes-Wilson places the main character at most of the major battles of the war, to show us the utter terror and slaughter suffered by the troops. Although this series of books are fictional accounts, the use of real diaries of young officers who fought, and the quotes from newspapers of the day, give these novels authenticity and help the reader appreciate how people actually lived through the war.
Now, with the release of all five novels to mark the Centenary of the Treaty of Versailles, readers can follow Hughes-Wilson’s creation, ‘Tommy Gunn’ throughout the entire war.
The books are:
1914 FIRST BLOOD
1915 PRIDE & GLORY
1916 THE BIG PUSH
1917 HANGING ON
1918 DEFEAT INTO VICTORY
All five titles in the series are published by Mereo Books (an imprint of Memoirs Publishing) www.mereobooks.com and are available through all good bookshops and internet booksellers.
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