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by Anne Perry

ISBN: 0755302907
ISBN13: 978-0755302901
Language: English
Publisher: Headline Review; First Edition edition (2006)
Pages: 320
Category: Genre Fiction
Subategory: Literature

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At Some Disputed Barricade ( World War I - 4 ) Anne Perry Anne Perry's gift for illuminating the heart's deepest secrets shines through in her bestselling series of World War I novels. I’d rather go for a cause I believe in than be sent over the top because some damn fool general can’t think of anything except the same futile slaughter, year after year, no matter what the intelligence. tells him. We’re no closer to winning than we were in 1914. I’m not sure that the Germans are our real enemies. Are you? You’ve fought opposite them for the last three years, captured some of them. I’m not the only one who’s talked to them.

Книга жанра: Старинная литература, Старинная литература: Прочее. Читать онлайн в библиотеке Booksonline. To my brother, Jonathan, army surgeon. I have a rendezvous with Death. At some disputed barricade. ONE. The sun was sinking low over the waste of no-man’s-land when Barshey Gee staggered up the trench, his arms flying, his boots clattering on the duckboards. His face was ashen and streaked with mud and sweat. Chaplain! Snowy’s gone! he cried, bumping into the earthen wall and stopping in front of Joseph

At Some Disputed Barricade. Anne Perry’s gift for illuminating the heart’s deepest secrets shines through in her bestselling series of World War I novels.

At Some Disputed Barricade. With compelling immediacy, she depicts the struggles of men and women torn by their convictions and challenged by the perils of war. July 1917.

the gunfire was sporadic, mostly sniper fire, but it was growing dark and the rain was starting again. In an hour or two some poor devils would be going over the to. he air was heavy and close; it seemed to cling to the skin

Anne Perry’s gift for illuminating the heart’s deepest secrets shines through in her bestselling series of World War I novels. At Some Disputed Barricade is an Anne Perry masterpiece–brilliant, surprising, and unforgettable.

Anne Perry’s gift for illuminating the heart’s deepest secrets shines through in her bestselling series of World War I novels.

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бесплатно, без регистрации и без смс. Anne Perrys gift for illuminating the hearts deepest secrets shines through in her bestselling series of World War I novels. With compelling immediacy, she depicts the struggles of men and women torn by their convictions and challenged by the perils of wa. uly 1917. Joseph Reavley, a chaplain, and his sister, Judith, an ambulance driver, are bone-weary as they approach the fourth year of the conflict; the peace of the English countryside seems a world away

At Some Disputed Barricade is an Anne Perry masterpiece–brilliant, surprising, and unforgettable.

At Some Disputed Barricade is an Anne Perry masterpiece–brilliant, surprising, and unforgettable. The sun was sinking low over the waste of no-man's-land when Barshey Gee staggered up the trench, his arms flying, his boots clattering on the duckboards.

Books by Anne Perry including the Inspector Monk and Thomas Pitt series. July 1917 finds Joseph and Judith at Passchendaele, and among the fatalities is the trusted commanding officer of Joseph’s regiment

Books by Anne Perry including the Inspector Monk and Thomas Pitt series. July 1917 finds Joseph and Judith at Passchendaele, and among the fatalities is the trusted commanding officer of Joseph’s regiment. Into his place steps the pompous and incompetent son of a general, but soon he, too, is dead, killed by his own men. Twelve men are arrested, including a courageous doctor who has been put forward for the Victoria Cross.

Comments:
Kalv
Set in the battlefields of the Ypres Salient, 1917, Anne Perry's "At Some Disputed Barricade" is not only an unusual murder mystery, it is also historical fiction at its best. The author's description of the Great War's Western Front and the horrors of trench warfare is so visceral that the reader feels, at times, like a witness to the fighting, suffering and endless slaughter. But don't be put off, there are also wonderful moments which display the friendship, camaraderie, bravery and loyalty of the soldiers, who have been brothers at arms, some for more than two years, "at some disputed barricade." The characters come to life on the page, especially the three protagonists who play important roles throughout. This is book four in a five part series - "No Graves As Yet" is #1, "Shoulder the Sky" #2, "Angels in the Gloom #3, and "We Shall Not Sleep" is the conclusion. I highly recommend starting with the first novel, or the second, which does a great job of recapping the plot, if you want to get the most out of this book and the two that follow.

The storyline features Captain Joseph Reavley, chaplain and former Cambridge professor, who ministers to the wounded and dying at the frontlines, risking his life at every moment to bring the wounded to field hospitals, and the dead back behind the lines, to be buried decently. As the Battle of Passchedaele rages around them, a trusted commanding officer is among the many fatalities from Joseph's regiment. He is replaced by young Major Howard Northrup, a pompous, proud incompetent. Northrup's orders, seemingly insane at times, and against the advice of more experienced soldiers, cause many good men to die needlessly. "He is an arrogant fool and his men hate him." The Major is soon found dead, a bullet through his head. When it becomes obvious that one, or more, of his subordinates is/are the killers, Joseph would like to turn a blind eye. But he cannot, especally as the major's father is a general, determined to see the person(s) responsible for his son's death brought before the firing squad.

Matthew Reavley, Joseph's younger brother, is a member of England's Secret Intelligence Service, (SIS). He has spent the last three years seeking the identity of the "The Peacemaker," a mysterious figure who represents those who seek to make a treaty between Kaiser Wilhelm II and King George V, which would unite warring Germany and Britain into a common front. England would abandon France and Belgium to the Germans. The Germans and the British would then form an empire to divide the world between them. "Most of Europe would fall to Germany, who would help Britain to keep its present empire and add to it the old colonies, including the entire United States, which had recently entered the war." This chilling story of treason begins with the first novel, when the Reavley siblings' parents are killed as a result of the Peacemaker's machinations. Tension builds, (really thrilling in parts), until the last episode. Reavley suspects everyone, even his boss. Whomever he is, the treacherous instigator is alive and hard at work, and has been for many years, even before the war began. This Peacemaker believes he can convince the King to sign the treaty to form the "Anglo-German hegemony." He has to be someone important enough to have access to both King and Kaiser. And he must be stopped!

Twenty-seven year-old Judith Reavley, sister to Joseph and Matthew, is a volunteer ambulance driver serving on the Ypres Salient. She has been on the battlefield for almost three years. The once glamorous beauty, is now haggard, exhausted and world-weary. She is anguished at the prospect of courts-martial and executions for any of the brave men accused of the Northrup murder. After all, Judith has worked with and befriended these soldiers over the course of the long war.

The tensions which build around this highly charged drama and murder mystery are chilling. And the Peacemaker's much more nefarious schemes, are believable and quite frightening. I became quickly absorbed in each of the series' mysteries, but this one is the most exciting so far. The author manages to grab the reader and pull him/her along, into another time and place. I know I cannot wait to finish the final book to see who the Peacemaker is and what happens to the characters I have come to like so much.

An unputdowanable read!

PS - the review title is a quotation from the poem "I have a rendezvous with Death" by Alan Seeger
Jana Perskie

No Graves As Yet: A Novel (World War I)
Shoulder the Sky: A Novel (World War I)
Angels in the Gloom: A Novel (World War I)
We Shall Not Sleep: A Novel (World War I)

Fordrelis
This series is superb, not only as a member of the murder mystery genre, but as fiction itself. The characters are real, the venue believable, the plot engulfing.

I was told by a teacher a generation younger than I that he had not had social sciences stressed during his own primary education. When people spoke of the "Depression" and the "Dust Bowl Years," he really drew a blank. It's a shame that so little emphasis is placed today on the experiences of the past. Little wonder that there are those who deny the holocaust and other sad events in human history. Unfortunately as some great mind once said, "If we do not learn from history, we are condemned to repeat it." Much of human history is just that, repeats of past mistakes made in ignorance of the fact that "we tried that before." Historical fiction like Anne Perry's makes up for that deficit in our education. Certainly with her WWI series, the intense events of the time and the tragic consequences of them are made abundantly apparent and very real for the reader.

I have often enjoyed the classical murder mysteries from the 1920's, 30's, 40's and 50's for their nostalgic portrait of the cultures of those decades, but much of what comes across in these books is an unconscious transmission of the quality of the time. The author of that time period was more interested in their contemporary readers than in what the future reader might think and feel about the work.

With the historical fiction of Anne Perry mysteries, the full bloom of a culture and its attitudes comes across with precise awareness. The author, with 20-20 hindsight, is able to capture details of her periods--here WWI era France and England--that writers of the time were probably not even aware were or would be significant. For the reader who wants to "experience" a time period, Ms Perry has very successfully provided a peak into the past. The amount of research that must have been necessary to do it must have been major, but it was certainly worth it.

In At Some Disputed Barricade, Ms Perry returns to the lives and experiences of the Reavely family, Joseph, a minister confronted with the limits of religion to explain a world in senseless conflict, his brother Mathew, a secret agent facing the complexities of loyalty, family, and nation, and their sister Judith, an ambulance driver faced with staggering reality near the front lines. The characters must face the unique demands of war on commanders and their soldiers, and on the conscience of the individual in confusing, extreme and conflicting circumstances.

A wonderful read. Human conscience in a crucible.

Ubranzac
This is the fourth book in the World War I series by Anne Perry. Joseph Reavley, a Chaplain serving at the Western Front, has been asked to find a murderer - one private has shot to death a major. The private escaped to the north, heading for Switzerland and the chaplain goes after him on his commanding officer's orders.
The exact status of the murder is uncertain, whether the escaping private, Geddes, did shoot Major Northrup while they were in no man's land approaching the German lines or whether it was one of the other soldiers who shot him. However, after a long chase and capture, Geddes confesses to the murder, and is shot - executed. Complications arise when the major's father, a general, wishes to disprove that his son was a very inadequate, and in fact dangerous officer, ordering his men into unnecessary peril and in some cases death.
Joseph's brother Matthew is still trying to find the Peacemaker, and thinks he may have found him and actually sees hin die at sea, but the point because moot when the Peacemaker by his actions appears to still be alive.
The action is gripping, complicated by many mixed emotions and dubious action as is not unusual in the midst of serious and unremitting war. It is 1917, a very bloody time. This is a sad and unrelenting tale, well worth the read.
Linda Sheean

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