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on Jan. 08, 2012 :
A poignant portrait of the lives of the gallant young lads (many of them far too young) who went to fight - and die - in the trenches of the Somme. Makepeace vividly evokes the English towns and villages they came from and the families they tore themselves away from. We are reminded that this was a world where the rich got richer and the poor always knew their place - and the battlefield shredded all of them. A fine addition to the literature of World War One.
(reviewed long after purchase)
on July 17, 2011 :
And Such Great Names As These – justifiably selected as best novel by the National Association of Writers’ Groups – gives us a tale of disparate have- and have-not families, in which the have-nots must – and do – eventually prevail. Evocative of the incomparable Howard Spring and Catherine Cookson, Allen Makepeace’s story is told principally through the eyes of a ten-year-old orphan, Joshua, and his young adoptive mother, Dolly. Despite the exquisitely recalled fog-shrouded grey tiles and wet cobbles of the northern English seaport and the appalling events on the Western Front – the novel soars into realms of moral ascendency, triumph, hope, redemption and fulfilment. A cracking good read from am impressive writer. Highly recommended.
(reviewed the day of purchase)