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A Broken World
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Edited by the bestselling author of Birdsong and Dr Hope Wolf, this is an original and illuminating non-fiction anthology of writing on the First World War.

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Sebastian Faulks (Edited by) Sebastian Faulks was born in April 1953. Before becoming a full-time writer in 1991, he worked as a journalist. Sebastian Faulks's books include A Possible Life, Human Traces, On Green Dolphin Street, Engleby, Birdsong, A Week in December and Where My Heart Used to Beat. Hope Wolf (Edited by) Hope Wolf is a Research Fellow in English at Girton College, the University of Cambridge. Her main interests are in modern and contemporary literature, life writing and culture. She holds a PhD from King's College London, and her doctoral research focused on archives at the Imperial War Museum.

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the pleasure of the book is in the straightforward human responses . . . simplicity scores higher than writerly rhetoric -- Libby Purves * The Times *
As you would expect from [. . .] Sebastian Faulks, the selections have extraordinary literary power . . . they speak with distinctive voices, which echo in the mind. -- Charles Moore * Daily Telegraph *
a marvellous collection -- Arifa Akbar * Independent *
it is the pain, suffering and confusion that dominates this impressive work, the reality of warfare summed up by Private Frank Cocker, who wrote from the front in 1915 following the loss of his brother, "My heart is so stunned I don't know whether it is broken or not." * Daily Express *
It is very much the First World War anthology for our time. * Evening Standard *

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