WW1 Booklist

Some Recommended  Fiction

Before you start reading you may want to watch this moving short film called Middleton Remembers, created by people from Langley, a district of Middleton  (Rochdale) with help from local poet Tony Walsh aka "Longfella". It seems to capture beautifully the purpose of commemorating the anniversary of the First World War- that individual sacrifice and suffering should not be forgotten.


Now read other interpretations

This list includes a mix of classic and contemorary titles to kick start your reading on this subject

The Moon Field  by Judith Allnatt

 Pat Barker    Regeneration Trilogy also Life Class and Toby’s Room

 The Absolutist  by John Boyne

Clay   by Gladys Mary Coles

 The Lie  by Helen Dunmore

Birdsong  by Sebastian Faulks

 The Steady Running of the Hour  by Justin Go 

Wake by  Anna Hope

The Somme Stations by Andrew Martin

War Horse by Michael Morpurgo ,   also Private Peaceful

The Girl You Left Behind   by Jojo Moyes

Spare Brides  by Adele Parks  

 The Promise  by Lesley Pearse  

 All Quiet on the Western Front  by Erich M. Remarque 

Crimson Portrait   by Jody Shields

 Return of the Soldier by Rebecca West     

My Dear, I Wanted to Tell You by  Louisa Young



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