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On a survey about WWI fiction I asked participants to name a few favourite novels set in that time. Here’s a sampling of those mentioned. I’ll be back with a more complete report when time permits.

  • To Serve Them All My Days by R.F. Delderfield
  • The Horizon by Douglas Reeman
  • All Quiet on the Western Front (Im Westen nichts neues) by Erich Maria Remarque
  • For Two Cents, I’ll Go With You by Marcia Maxwell
  • The Regeneration Trilogy by Pat Barker
  • Testament of Youth by Vera Britain
  • The Flowers of the Field by Sarah Harrison
  • In Pale Battalions by Robert Goddard
  • We Shall Not Sleep by Anne Perry
  • Maisie Dobbs by Jacqueline Winspear
  • The Ambassador’s Daughter by Pam Jenoff
  • I’ll Bring You Buttercups by Elizabeth Elgin
  • At the Going Down of the Sun by Elizabeth Darrell
  • The Soldier’s Bride by Maggie Ford
  • The Fall of Giants by Ken Follett
  • The Girl You Left Behind by Jojo Moyes
  • Never Forget Me by Marguerite Kaye
  • A Pattern of Lies by Charles Todd
  • The Guns of August by Barbara Tuchman (non-fiction)
  • The Absolutist by John Boyne
  • The Last Summer by Judith Kinghorn
  • A Farewell To Arms by Ernest Hemingway
  • Good Soldier Svejk by Jaroslav Hasek
  • Fall of Poppies – short stories by eight different authors
  • At the Edge of Summer by Jessica Brockmole
  • Time and Regret by M.K. Tod (!!!)

Well friends, definitely lots to choose from. I’ll be back with more information.

You can find other information about the WWI survey at WWI Fiction – Readers Have Their Say.