Book Reviews of An Ice-Cream War : A Novel (Vintage International)

An Ice-Cream War : A Novel (Vintage International)
An Ice-Cream War A Novel - Vintage International
Author: William Boyd
ISBN-13: 9780375705021
ISBN-10: 0375705023
Publication Date: 10/5/1999
Pages: 416
Rating:
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3.6 stars, based on 4 ratings
Publisher: Vintage
Book Type: Paperback
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Gets its name from a statement by a British soldier when told he was going to East Africa - We shall all melt like ice cream in the sun!
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A Booker Prize finalist about World War 1.
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A historical novel of World War I in East Africa, where neighbor turned against neighbor and of the disruption in the lives of the soldiers and their families. There is a lot to learn of the history of the time and the battles in the colonies, which I did not know. It is humorous at times and the characters are unforgettable.
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"As millions are slaughtered on the Western Front, a ridiculous and little-reported campaign is being waged in East Africa - a war they continued after the Armistice because no one told them to stop."

""We will all melt like ice cream in the sun!" - British Soldier, East Africa, October, 1914"