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Ice-cream War

William Boyd


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ISBN: 9780241970751
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Millions die on the Western Front but in East Africa a quite different war is being waged - one with little point and which is so ignored that it will carry on after the Armistice because no one bothers to tell both sides to stop.
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  • Paperback
    $17.19
ISBN: 9780241970751
ANNOTATION:
Millions die on the Western Front but in East Africa a quite different war is being waged - one with little point and which is so ignored that it will carry on after the Armistice because no one bothers to tell both sides to stop.

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Millions die on the Western Front but in East Africa a quite different war is being waged - one with little point and which is so ignored that it will carry on after the Armistice because no one bothers to tell both sides to stop.

Publisher Description

'What do you think would happen if I shot an elephant in the balls?' 'I think it would hurt a great deal.' Millions die on the Western Front but in East Africa a quite different war is being waged - one with little point and which is so ignored that it will carry on after the Armistice because no one bothers to tell both sides to stop. As the conflict sweeps up natives and colonials, so those left at home and those fighting abroad find themselves unable to escape the tide of history bearing down on them. 'Outstanding. He has a black-edged laughter of his own.' Sunday Times

Author Biography

William Boyd is the author of eleven novels, including A Good Man in Africa, winner of the Whitbread Award and the Somerset Maugham Award; An Ice-Cream War, winner of the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize and shortlisted for the Booker Prize; Brazzaville Beach, winner of the James Tait Black Memorial Prize; Any Human Heart, winner of the Prix Jean Monnet; and Restless, winner of the Costa Novel of the Year, the Yorkshire Post Novel of the Year and a Richard & Judy selection. His most recent novel, Waiting for Sunrise, was published in 2011. William Boyd lives in London.

Product Details

Year
2014
ISBN-10
024197075X
ISBN-13
9780241970751
Format
Paperback
Publication Date
2014-08-14
Media
Book
Author
William Boyd
Pages
416
Publisher
Penguin Books Ltd
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Series
Penguin Essentials