“WAR STORIES” by Peter Snow & Anne Macmillen
This week, we had the pleasure of being invited to sell Peter and Ann’s new book “War Stories” at the Old Sorting Office in Barnes, West London, on behalf of the publisher, Hachette UK. They were doing an illustrated talk about the personal war experiences in this book – we listened in and enjoyed it immensely – it was totally fascinating !!
We can’t recommend this book highly enough for a Christmas present or for your own reading pleasure !! You can reserve a signed copy of this marvellous book in either of our shops in Kew or Sheen, or by phone or e-mail. Here’s the precis of the book:-
War Stories is a fascinating account of ordinary men and women swept up in the turbulence of war. These are the stories – many untold until now – of thirty-four individuals who have pushed the boundaries of love, bravery, suffering and terror beyond the imaginable. They span three centuries and five continents. There is the courage of Edward Seager who survived the Charge of the Light Brigade; the cunning of Krystyna Skarbek, quick-thinking spy and saboteur during the Second World War; the skullduggery of Benedict Arnold, who switched sides in the American War of Independence and the compassion of Magdalene de Lancey who tenderly nursed her dying husband at Waterloo.
Told with vivid narrative flair and full of unexpected insights, War Stories moves effortlessly from tales of spies, escapes and innovation to uplifting acts of humanity, celebrating men and women whose wartime experiences are beyond compare.
Peter Snow is a highly respected journalist, author and broadcaster. He was ITN’s Diplomatic and Defence Correspondent from 1966 to 1979 and presented BBC’s Newsnight from 1980 to 1997. An indispensable part of election nights, he has also covered military matters on and off the world’s battlefields for forty years. He presented the BBC documentaries Battlefield Britain and The World’s Greatest Twentieth Century Battlefields with his son Dan. He is the author of several books including To War with Wellington and When Britain Burned the White House.