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    FREE DOWNLOAD ã E-book, or Kindle E-pub å William Boyd Free An Ice Cream War by William Boyd William Boyd å 9 DOWNLOAD William Boyd never fails to pleaseCan I say that?Sounds a bit ambiguousBut this is a site for book readers no one will see any kind of innuendo there surely? On the other hand I suppose the gr guidelines might kick in someone might flag it for inappropriate content or somethingOk just to be on the safe sideA William Boy

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    Free An Ice Cream War by William Boyd An African TragicomedyLet's face it a terrible title for a rather good book The subject is WW1 as fought in Africa between the coloni

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    Free An Ice Cream War by William Boyd A study in colonial idiocy that takes place during World War 1 The title itself is barely relevant as it is only mentioned in passing in a prologue where Africa is said to be too hot for war and “we will all melt like ice cream in the sun” Several lives intersect here – the families of Temple Smith and Erich von Bishop English and German homesteaders whose farms are on the border between British and Ger

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    FREE DOWNLOAD An Ice Cream War William Boyd å 9 DOWNLOAD Free An Ice Cream War by William Boyd What a strange book this is I picked it up because after Lila I thought it'd be nice to read something 'light' a comedy in this case about a bunch of half mad Englishmen in East Africa during the First World War That's how ignorant I can get It is 'light' in the same way that say The Beatles' Blue Album is light that it's certainly no didactic that it's lively and frisky and that action and response not vague morality means eve

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    William Boyd å 9 DOWNLOAD FREE DOWNLOAD ã E-book, or Kindle E-pub å William Boyd FREE DOWNLOAD An Ice Cream War An engaging interesting sometimes humorous sad tragic memorable enjoyable historical fiction novel about British and German characters and an American who find themselves in East Africa in the period 1914 to 1918 The fairly ordinary people are well developed and lots happen For example there is a love triangle a coming of age story some comic moments showing how relaxed and gentlemanly the war in East Africa st

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    FREE DOWNLOAD ã E-book, or Kindle E-pub å William Boyd Free An Ice Cream War by William Boyd William Boyd å 9 DOWNLOAD The First World War has been explored in fiction on many occasions but William Boyd's An Ice Cream War focuses on a largely forgotten front the battle for East AfricaBoth Germany and Britain had neighbouring colonies there

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    Free An Ice Cream War by William Boyd So much for the jazzy title Like all Boyd's books this over promises and under deliversListen If you're going to take the haunting phrase we shall all melt in the heat from an actual soldier's letter and stamp it on the first page of the book like an omen at least make the book about heat About the melting of morals and of wills

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    Free An Ice Cream War by William Boyd This historical novel set in Tanzania Kenya and the UK during WW I is darkly humorous and beautifully detailed The focus is on a group of people whose own lives and plans are spun into disarray by the war and its conseuences Von Bishop enjoys farming in German East Africa but his wife Liesl longs to return to Germany Across the border the A

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    Free An Ice Cream War by William Boyd As a fan of Boyd's I approach an unread older book of his with some trepidation in case it disappoints But An Ice Cream War was one of the books that rightly made his early reputation and is a better novel than the comic A Good Man in Africa which is clever but much less subtle It takes a while to get into this second novel but the effort is worth it The novel is best when it shifts its setting exclusively to

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    Free An Ice Cream War by William Boyd My favourite Boyd among many great booksI felt the breath of my adversary on the back of my neck as I metaphorically ran for my lifeAs a successor to Graham Greene I rate Boyd very highly

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An Ice Cream War

DOWNLOAD An Ice Cream War ´ E-book, or Kindle E-pub An Ice Cream War was the debut novel of William Boyd who would go on to be recognized as 'the finest storyteller of his generation' Sebastia. William Boyd never fails to pleaseCan I say thatSounds a bit ambiguousBut this is a site for book readers no one will see any kind of innuendo there surely On the other hand I suppose the gr guidelines might kick in someone might flag it for inappropriate content or somethingOk just to be on the safe sideA William Boyd never fails to pleaseNo stupid this is not another person with an embarrassing given name that he doesn t use something like Archibald or Algernon I d have used a wouldn t IA William Boyd novel never fails to pleaseHappy now

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DOWNLOAD An Ice Cream War ´ E-book, or Kindle E-pub Swept up in the fighting in German East Africa during the First World War their lives converging amid battle betrayal love comedy and trage. As a fan of Boyd s I approach an unread older book of his with some trepidation in case it disappoints But An Ice Cream War was one of the books that rightly made his early reputation and is a better novel than the comic A Good Man in Africa which is clever but much less subtle It takes a while to get into this second novel but the effort is worth it The novel is best when it shifts its setting exclusively to East Africa and there develops a complex plot with a surprising and clever twist It successfully to me evokes the absurdity of war and how much one s chances of survival depend on luck which is in short supply to the characters here Also it conjures several interwoven stories of friendships and reuited and unreuitedlove affairs that are a product of war time and are convincingly depicted I suspect without knowing it that the novel has its basis in the real histoy of this backwater conflict that took place as part of the 1914 18 war and which even continued after the main show had ended It s an excellent story and shows the talent which Boyd deployed to even greater effect in his masterpiece Any Human Heart

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DOWNLOAD An Ice Cream War ´ E-book, or Kindle E-pub N Faulks It follows the fortunes of several wildly different characters including an expat farmer and a young English aristocrat as they are. The First World War has been explored in fiction on many occasions but William Boyd s An Ice Cream War focuses on a largely forgotten front the battle for East AfricaBoth Germany and Britain had neighbouring colonies there and the conflict also sucked in territory that at time was ruled by Belgium and PortugalThis was not the industrialised mass conflict of the European fronts and the initial skirmishes in Boyd s novel verge on the farcicalBut nevertheless there is danger and death here as Boyd s characters discoverMuch like the European war though there is an air of pointlessness to the battles and a sense that neither side really knows what they are trying to achieveAt the centre of the novel are two brothers We meet them initially in England as war threatens Gabriel Cobb is already in the military and soon finds himself posted to East Africa His younger brother Felix is at Oxford but as the conflict heats up he eventually signs up to head to Africa on a very personal missionAlongside the brothers we also meet Temple Smith an American ex pat running a sisal farm in the British colony War is an inconvenience to him initially but after his farm is wrecked by occupying forces he joins the conflict to pursue revengeHis target is Erich Von Bishop half British but signed up for the German forces emphasising the close links there actually were between families that could have fought on either sideEventually these stories collide as An Ice Cream War reaches its conclusionAs ever Boyd is a master storyteller drawing you in and keeping you engaged from start to finish There is scope for comedy as well as drama in the farcical nature of the African campaign it isn t his strongest work The Smith and Von Bishop sub plot perhaps works less well than the Cobb brothers storyline and occasionally he struggles with the balance of tone between comedy and dramaThere is no space for any indigenous African characters too with the focus entirely on the colonisersBut there is still plenty to enjoy in An Ice Cream War and it certainly casts a light on a World War One front that has been largely forgotten

  • Paperback
  • 416
  • An Ice Cream War
  • William Boyd
  • English
  • 11 May 2019
  • 9780375705021