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An Ice-cream War

William Boyd(Autor*in)
Penguin Books Ltd (Verlag)
Erschienen am 4. August 2011
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416 Seiten
978-0-241-95356-3 (ISBN)
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'As ambitious as it is remarkable. Balances on seesaws of innocence and violence, sanity and lunacy, hilarity and horror' The Times
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'We will all melt like ice-cream in the sun!'
British soldier, East Africa, 1914

On the Western Front millions are being slaughtered. But in East Africa a ridiculous and utterly ignored campaign is being waged - one that continues after the Armistice because no one bothers to tell the participants to stop.

As the conflict sweeps up Africans and colonials, so those left at home and those fighting abroad find themselves unable to escape the tide of history bearing down on them.

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'A towering achievement' John Carey

'Compulsively readable' Blake Morrison, Observer

'Funny, assured, a seriocomic romp. A study of people caught in the side pockets of calamity that dramatizes their plights with humour, detail and grit' Harper's
 

<b>'As ambitious as it is remarkable. Balances on seesaws of innocence and violence, sanity and lunacy, hilarity and horror' </b> <i>The Times</i>
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<i>'We will all melt like ice-cream in the sun!'</i>
<i>British soldier, East Africa, 1914</i>

On the Western Front millions are being slaughtered. But in East Africa a ridiculous and utterly ignored campaign is being waged - one that continues after the Armistice because no one bothers to tell the participants to stop.

As the conflict sweeps up Africans and colonials, so those left at home and those fighting abroad find themselves unable to escape the tide of history bearing down on them.

<i>_____________________________
</i>
<b>'A towering achievement' </b> John Carey

<b>'Compulsively readable' </b> Blake Morrison, <i>Observer</i>

<b>'Funny, assured, a seriocomic romp. A study of people caught in the side pockets of calamity that dramatizes their plights with humour, detail and grit'</b> <i>Harper's</i>

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Englisch
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London
Großbritannien
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Höhe: 196 mm
Breite: 128 mm
Dicke: 32 mm
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298 gr
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978-0-241-95356-3 (9780241953563)
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William Boyd was born in 1952 in Accra, Ghana and grew up there and in Nigeria. His first novel, A Good Man in Africa (1981), won the Whitbread First Novel Award and the Somerset Maugham Prize. His other novels include An Ice Cream War (1982, shortlisted for the 1982 Booker Prize and winner of the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize), Stars and Bars (1984), The New Confessions (1987), Brazzaville Beach (1990, winner of the McVitie Prize and the James Tait Black Memorial Prize), The Blue Afternoon (1993, winner of the 1993 Sunday Express Book of the Year Award), Armadillo (1998), Any Human Heart (2002, winner of the Prix Jean Monnet) and Restless (2006, winner of the Costa Novel of the Year Award). His latest novel is Sweet Caress (2015). Some seventeen of his screenplays have been filmed, including The Trench (1999), which he also directed, and he is also the author of four collections of short stories: On the Yankee Station (1981), The Destiny of Nathalie 'X' (1995), Fascination (2004) and The Dream Lover (2008). He is married and divides his time between London and South West France.
William Boyd was born in 1952 in Accra, Ghana and grew up there and in Nigeria. His first novel, <i>A Good Man in Africa</i> (1981), won the Whitbread First Novel Award and the Somerset Maugham Prize. His other novels include <i>An Ice Cream War</i> (1982, shortlisted for the 1982 Booker Prize and winner of the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize), <i>Stars and Bars</i> (1984), <i>The New Confessions</i> (1987), <i>Brazzaville Beach</i> (1990, winner of the McVitie Prize and the James Tait Black Memorial Prize), <i>The Blue Afternoon</i> (1993, winner of the 1993 Sunday Express Book of the Year Award), <i>Armadillo</i> (1998), <i>Any Human Heart</i> (2002, winner of the Prix Jean Monnet) and <i>Restless </i>(2006, winner of the Costa Novel of the Year Award). His latest novel is Sweet Caress (2015). Some seventeen of his screenplays have been filmed, including <i>The Trench</i> (1999), which he also directed, and he is also the author of four collections of short stories: <i>On the Yankee Station</i> (1981), <i>The Destiny of Nathalie</i> <i>'X'</i> (1995), <i>Fascination</i> (2004) and <i>The Dream Lover</i> (2008). He is married and divides his time between London and South West France.