When the Guns Fall Silent (2014): Reissue

Paperback | December 18, 2013

byJames Riordan

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Jack, standing among the war graves, sees a face he recognizes. Suddenly, it's 1914 again and he's a young lad back in the trenches. Visions of killing and misery come to him with horrible clarity.But then Jack remembers too the incredible moment when the guns fell silent for a short time, and fighting gave way to football on the frozen ground of No-Man's-Land.This amazing story, based on true facts from the First World War, will transport readers back to the war fields of France and show that even in times of conflict and extreme sadness, there is always hope.

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Jack, standing among the war graves, sees a face he recognizes. Suddenly, it's 1914 again and he's a young lad back in the trenches. Visions of killing and misery come to him with horrible clarity.But then Jack remembers too the incredible moment when the guns fell silent for a short time, and fighting gave way to football on the froze...

James Riordan was born in Portsmouth in 1936 and grew up there during the war. After he left school he worked as a postman, a barman, a crate stacker, a railway clerk, and a double bass player before doing his National Service in the RAF, where he learnt Russian. After demobilization he gained degrees from Birmingham, London, and Mosc...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:176 pages, 7.8 × 5.08 × 0.01 inPublished:December 18, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0192735705

ISBN - 13:9780192735706

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"This is a necessary, powerful, outspoken but ultimately healing book, something all young people born into more fortunate generations should read." --The School Librarian