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Sergeant Nelson of the Guards

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Gerald Kersh

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Format: EPUB

Page count: 320 pages

File size: 317 KB

Protection: DRM

Language: English

Night and the City (1938) made Gerald Kersh’s reputation, but it was as a war novelist that he reached a wide readership in 1942, via a pair of books about British army recruits, led by Sergeant Bill Nelson, preparing to see service in France. This Faber Finds edition collects both books.

‘[They Die With Their Boots Clean] is a picture of life in the raw in the Coldstream Guards, with all its

rigorous discipline, its humour and comradeship.’ TLS

[In The Nine Lives Of Bill Nelson] the conversations are terse, ferociously slangy, full of hyperbole and outrageous wit, often irresistibly funny.’ TLS

Night and the City (1938) made Gerald Kersh’s reputation, but it was as a war novelist that he reached a wide readership in 1942, via a pair of books about British army recruits, led by Sergeant Bill Nelson, preparing to see service in France. This Faber Finds edition collects both books.

‘[They Die With Their Boots Clean] is a picture of life in the raw in the Coldstream Guards, with all its

rigorous discipline, its humour and comradeship.’ TLS

[In The Nine Lives Of… (more)

Night and the City (1938) made Gerald Kersh’s reputation, but it was as a war novelist that he reached a wide readership in 1942, via a pair of books about British army recruits, led by Sergeant Bill Nelson, preparing to see service in France. This Faber Finds edition collects both books.

‘[They Die With Their Boots Clean] is a picture of life in the raw in the Coldstream Guards, with all its

rigorous discipline, its humour and comradeship.’ TLS

[In The Nine Lives Of Bill Nelson] the conversations are terse, ferociously slangy, full of hyperbole and outrageous wit, often irresistibly funny.’ TLS

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