Pardonable Lies: A Maisie Dobbs Novel

Pardonable Lies: A Maisie Dobbs NovelPardonable Lies: A Maisie Dobbs Novel by Jacqueline Winspear
ISBN: 0805078975
Published by Henry Holt and Co. on August 10th 2005
Pages: 342

Len's Summary: This is the author’s third novel about post-WWI British private eye Maisie Dobbs, a former BEF nurse. Winspear’s first novel, Maisie Dobbs, was nominated for an Edgar and her second, Birds of a Feather, is now available in Penguin paperback. Both Pardonable Lies and Maisie Dobbs are available on disc and tape from Barnes & Noble.

The Crimson Portrait

The Crimson PortraitThe Crimson Portrait by Jody Shields
ISBN: 9780316785280
on December 1st 2006
Genres: Fiction, Historical
Pages: 296

Len's Summary: A novel about the pioneering treatment of soldiers with disfiguring facial wounds mixing medical fact with romantic fiction in WWI England.

The Canal Bridge: A Novel of Ireland, Love, and the First World War

The Canal Bridge: A Novel of Ireland, Love, and the First World WarThe Canal Bridge: A Novel of Ireland, Love, and the First World War by Tom Phelan
ISBN: 9781843510758
Published by Dufour Editions on October 23rd 2005
Genres: Fiction, Historical
Pages: 280

Len's Summary: A novel of Ireland and Irish volunteers during WWI. The author will speak at the WFA New England-New York Chapter Seminar at Hartford in November 2006. Available new for $25 postpaid from Glanvil Enterprises, Ltd., 237 Church Street, Freeport, NY 11520, or online from Irish Books & Media (, or Dufour Editions (

A Test of Wings

A Test of WingsA Test of Wings by Owen J. McNamara
ISBN: 9781595260185
Published by Llumina Press on July 1st 2005
Genres: Fiction, Religious, War & Military
Pages: 224

Len's Summary: Novel of a US Navy officer flying anti-submarine patrols off the southern and eastern coasts of England in 1918. Favorably reviewed in Naval History magazine.

A Soldier of the Great War

A Soldier of the Great WarA Soldier of the Great War by Mark Helprin
ISBN: 9780156031134
Published by Harcourt on June 1st 2005
Genres: Fiction, Historical, Literary
Pages: 860

Len's Summary: An Italian veteran remembers his war. Reprint of a classic novel first published in 1991.

The First Casualty

The First CasualtyThe First Casualty by Ben Elton
ISBN: 0593051114
Published by Transworld Publishers on November 1st 2005
Pages: 389

Len's Summary: A WWI crime novel involving an improbable combination of trench warfare, shell shock, crime detection and conscientious objection. The author is best known as a comic novelist and wrote parts of the Black Adder series. Drew decidedly mixed reactions from readers and reviewers alike.

A Long Long Way

A Long Long WayA Long Long Way by Sebastian Barry
ISBN: 0143035096
Published by Penguin Books on September 8th 2005
Pages: 304

Len's Summary: The tragic story of a young, conflicted Irish patriot serving in the British Army who attempts unsuccessfully to straddle two worlds as Irish nationalists fight for independence while war rages on the Western Front. Includes an excellent bibliography of books on the Irish experience in the Great War.