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Christmas Truce by Aaron Shepard

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Title: Christmas Truce

Author: Aaron Shepard

Illustrator: Wendy Edelson

Publisher: Shepard Publications / Skyhook Press

Published: September 15th, 2014

Rating:   5/5

A delightful telling of the story of the Christmas Truce in the First World War from the point of view of an English soldier writing to tell his sister about what happened.

The story is beautifully told and illustrated, a really beautiful rendition of those fantastic events when, in the midst of war, the spirit of Christmas overruled the fighting and peace reigned on the battlefields, if only for too short a while and men shared life regardless of nationality, creed or beliefs. The author’s notes at the end of the book are also very pertinent reading.

Thanks to the author, publishers and NetGalley too

for letting me read this book in exchange for this, an honest review.
Copies of this book are available from a variety of sources, including:

amazon.co.uk     amazon.com       barnes and noble

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