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The Magic Army - Leslie Thomas

Paperback Published: 3rd June 2004
ISBN: 9780099469179
Number Of Pages: 656

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New Years Eve, 1943. The tiny village of Slapton is told that it has to be evacuated - American troops are occupying the wide district of South Devon. Over three thousand inhabitants must uproot themselves from their homes in less than a fortnight. The Americans are performing advanced manoeuvres with real bullets - a good reason for civilians to be evacuated. They're prepared for animosity, but they're not prepared for the harsh conditions the war in Europe has imposed upon the civilian population of England; the short supply of almost everything is a far cry from the luxuries of home. Reissued in the time for the fiftieth anniversary of the D-Day landings, The Magic Army is vintage Leslie Thomas. Charming, funny and imbued with warmth, he writes about the events leading up to that fateful day with his trademark compassion. A must for all fans of Leslie Thomas.

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"It's bawdy, funny, sad and sometimes sorry and it brought those times vividly back" * Daily Mail *

ISBN: 9780099469179
ISBN-10: 0099469170
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 656
Published: 3rd June 2004
Publisher: Cornerstone
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 17.7 x 11.2  x 4.2
Weight (kg): 0.36
Edition Number: 1