A powerful, moving record of one family's first-hand experience of the First World War.
An engaging way to bring everyday realities of the First World War to life for a young audience.
Ridley's approach is helpful in showing us events at a personal level. She has been meticulous in her research, not only in tracking down the letters but also in contextualising them.
A good introduction to the Western Front... a welcome contrast to the 'mud and blood' content of many books on the war in France and Flanders.