Book review: A Distant Field

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16 April 2019
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War fiction is a niche interest apparently, which is why the author had to take his WWI story to an American publisher.

Author: RJ MACDONALD

Reviewed by: Duncan Evans 

 

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War fiction is a niche interest apparently, which is why the author had to take his WWI story to an American publisher. It’s straight in at the deep end, as it opens with two brothers and their family member on board the Lusitania when it gets torpedoed. This is breathless stuff but introduces some of the main characters. After that the story settles down into building up the background with training at Fort George as the brothers join the Seaforth Highlanders. It’s now a personal mission of revenge, but their first posting involves the hell of Gallipoli. It’s all well written and a good yarn, even if the author slips into modern dialogue phrases occasionally.

 

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• Warriors Publishing Group

• 354 pages • Paperback • £9.99

 

As reviewed in The Armourer May 2019. 

 

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