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The Darkness And The Thunder
  • Published: 18 November 2015
  • ISBN: 9781405916295
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
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The Darkness And The Thunder



The second novel in The Great War series: a book a year for each year of the WW1 centenary

Continuing the stories of those characters introduced in Shadow of War, The Darkness and the Thunder follows the terrible trials of life in the trenches of the Western Front and the horrors of Gallipoli.

The Thomas family are scattered across Europe and the Mediterranean, The Stewart-Murrays try to continue the heritage of noblesse oblige, but soon realise that that world has gone forever.

The miners and mill-workers of Burnley are still preparing to contribute to the cause, while their wives confront the reality of war head-on. Londoners, Maurice and Harry, two Old Contemptibles from the Royal Fusiliers, fight on.

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Praise for Stewart Binns:

'Anyone with even a vague interest in Britain and the Great War should read Shadow of War' Celia Sandys, granddaughter of Winston Churchill

'A fascinating mix of fact, legend and fiction . . . this is storytelling at its best' Daily Mail

'Stewart Binns has produced a real page-turner, a truly stunning adventure story' Alastair Campbell 'Once again Stewart Binns has managed to create something unique, entertaining and eye-opening' Parmenion Books

'Unarguably heart-warming... will leave any reader with a sense of British pride'Goodreads'Truly a book that educates while entertaining, a talent of this best-selling author' Historical Novel Review

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Stewart Binns began his professional life as an academic. He then pursued several adventures, including a stint at the BBC, before settling into a career as a schoolteacher, specializing in history. Later in life a lucky break took him back to the BBC, which was gthe beginning of a successful career in television. He has won a BAFTA, a Grierson, an RTS and a Peabody for his documentaries. Stewart's passion is English history especially its origins and folklore. His previous Making of England series:Crusade, Conquest, Anarchy and Lionheart, were published to great acclaim%%%The second novel in The Great War series: a book a year for each year of the WW1 centenary

Continuing the stories of those characters introduced in Shadow of War, The Darkness and the Thunder follows the terrible trials of life in the trenches of the Western Front and the horrors of Gallipoli.

The Thomas family are scattered across Europe and the Mediterranean, The Stewart-Murrays try to continue the heritage of noblesse oblige, but soon realise that that world has gone forever.

The miners and mill-workers of Burnley are still preparing to contribute to the cause, while their wives confront the reality of war head-on. Londoners, Maurice and Harry, two Old Contemptibles from the Royal Fusiliers, fight on.

***

Praise for Stewart Binns:

'Anyone with even a vague interest in Britain and the Great War should read Shadow of War' Celia Sandys, granddaughter of Winston Churchill

'A fascinating mix of fact, legend and fiction . . . this is storytelling at its best' Daily Mail

'Stewart Binns has produced a real page-turner, a truly stunning adventure story' Alastair Campbell 'Once again Stewart Binns has managed to create something unique, entertaining and eye-opening' Parmenion Books

'Unarguably heart-warming... will leave any reader with a sense of British pride'Goodreads'Truly a book that educates while entertaining, a talent of this best-selling author' Historical Novel Review

%%%The second novel in The Great War series: a book a year for each year of the WW1 centenaryContinuing the stor

  • Published: 18 November 2015
  • ISBN: 9781405916295
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
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