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  • Published: 1 October 2016
  • ISBN: 9780241978979
  • Imprint: Penguin General UK
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 160
  • RRP: $19.99
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How Many Miles To Babylon?




Alec and Jerry shouldn't have been friends: Alec's life was one of privilege, while Jerry's was one of toil. But this hardly mattered to two young men whose shared love of horses brought them together and whose whole lives lay ahead of them.

The classic World War One novel, available as a Penguin Essential for the first time.
Alec and Jerry shouldn't have been friends: Alec's life was one of privilege, while Jerry's was one of toil. But this hardly mattered to two young men whose shared love of horses brought them together and whose whole lives lay ahead of them.
When war breaks out in 1914, both Jerry and Alec sign up - yet for quite different reasons. On the fields of Flanders they find themselves standing together, but once again divided: as officer and enlisted man.
And it is there, surrounded by mud and chaos and death, that one of them makes a fateful decision whose consequences will test their friendship and loyalty to breaking point.

  • Pub date: 1 October 2016
  • ISBN: 9780241978979
  • Imprint: Penguin General UK
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 160
  • RRP: $19.99

About the Author

Jennifer Johnston

Jennifer Johnston's first published novel was The Captains and the Kings (1972). Since then, she has published many more novels, including Shadows on our Skin (1977), which was shortlisted for the Booker Prize for Fiction, and The Old Jest (1979), set in the War of Independence and winner of the 1979 Whitbread Novel Award.

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