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This is an auction for LADYSMITH by Giles Foden.

"When the small British town of Ladysmith comes under attack by the Boer army late in 1899, every living thing focuses on survival. When, finally, the British forces enter the South African town, no one left has enough strength to cheer them. The main character, Bella Kiernan, a barmaid in her father's establishment, and her sister, Jane, begin their adult lives among this chaos. They find and lose lovers, develop their own separateness, and eventually part, never to see one another again. As dramatic as the story becomes, with war wounds, diseases, and countless deaths described, life persists in its cycle and people cope as best they can and make do with what fate has dealt them. Individual characters tell their part of the story in alternating chapters, adding a variety of perspectives and providing a wide overview of the situation. Real people who were actually there enter the picture, including Winston Churchill and Mohandas Gandhi. The captivating novel, with its strong story line, provides a kind of eyewitness description of the Boer War, the destruction, and the effect of the conflict on the survivors."
- School Library Journal (US)

Very favourable reviews on

Paperback 1999.

362 pages.

Very good condition.

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There is of course no charge for shipping if you collect this book from my shop in Palmerston ?North following the auction.

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  • Seller location: Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ

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