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An Ice-cream War

book | Fiction | Jan 1982
UK & Comm → Penguin
US → William Morrow & Co, Inc

'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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Reviews

He has a black-edged laughter of his own... quite outstanding. Claire Tomalin
The Sunday Times

A towering achievement. John Carey

Compulsively readable. The Observer

As ambitious as it is remarkable... balances on seesaws of innocence and violence, sanity and lunacy, hilarity and horror. Gay Firth
The Times

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