Browse library


Adult fiction: War

View all categories »
Hide book summaries »

80 results (results 11 to 20)
Page: 12345678

Corsair

Authors: Clive Cussler, Jack Du Brul

Part of a series: Oregon Files

Publisher: Penguin Books (2010)

Off the coast of Somalia, a battered old freighter is boarded by pirates whose sights are set on a hefty ransom . . . But these pirates have made a mistake. For this rusting freighter is none other than Juan Cabrillo’s secretive, state-of-the-art fighting ship Oregon. And Cabrillo is about to turn the tables on a deadly Somali pirate captain. One spectacular battle later and Cabrillo finds himself embroiled in an even tougher assignment. The US Secretary of State’s plane has crashed on its way to a summit in Libya – and she is missing. Cabrillo is the only one who can find her. But his search quickly involves a lost ancient jewel and a murderous plot by terrorists intent on plunging the world into chaos . . . Corsair is a Clive Cussler epic of action, intrigue and exhilarating suspense. "

You need to sign in to download this book

Empire Of The Sun

Author: J G Ballard

Publisher: Fourth Estate (2014)

The classic, heartrending story of a British boy’s four year ordeal in a Japanese prison camp during the Second World War.

You need to sign in to download this book

Escape By Moonlight

Author: Mary Nichols

Publisher: Allison & Busby (2013)

Summer, 1939. The de Lacey family of Nayton Manor believe they are ready for the changes the war will bring. Elizabeth, the eldest daughter, is due to return home from her grandparents' farm in France and is expected to marry the dashing Captain Max Coburn. But when Grandpere suffers a stroke while driving Elizabeth to the station, her future is changed. Instead of returning home to Norfolk, Elizabeth chooses to stay and help her grandparents. Max is also stationed in France - but will this help their courtship, or will the war threaten to separate them for ever? Meanwhile, in the village of Nayton, Lucy Storey dutifully cares for her father the stationmaster, running their home in the little cottage by the railway. Her long hard days are brightened by meetings with the handsome Jack de Lacey, who brings a brief escape from her daily routine. As their friendship grows, can they overcome the class prejudices set in their way, or will the jealous signalman Frank Lambert succeed in destroying their romance? For all at Nayton, war becomes a time of risk and danger, of secrets and betrayal, and of finding love in the most unexpected places.

You need to sign in to download this book

Everyone Brave Is Forgiven

Author: Chris Cleave

Publisher: Sceptre (2016)

When war is declared, Mary North leaves finishing school unfinished, goes straight to the War Office, and signs up. Tom Shaw decides to give it a miss - until his flatmate Alistair unexpectedly enlists, and the conflict can no longer be avoided. Young, bright and brave, Mary is certain she'd be a marvelous spy. When she is - bewilderingly - made a teacher, she instead finds herself defying prejudice to protect the children her country would rather forget. Tom, meanwhile, finds that he will do anything for Mary. And when Mary and Alistair meet, it is love, as well as war, that will test them in ways they could not have imagined, entangling three lives in violence and passion, friendship and deception, inexorably shaping their hopes and dreams. In a powerful combination of both humour and heartbreak, this dazzling novel weaves little-known history, and a perfect love story, through the vast sweep of the Second World War - daring us to understand that, against the great theatre of world events, it is the intimate losses, the small battles, the daily human triumphs, that change us most.

You need to sign in to download this book

France At War

Author: Rudyard Kipling

Publisher:

Rudyard Kipling wrote novels, short stories, non-fiction and poetry, including The Jungle Book and the Just So Stories. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1907. Kipling began working for the War Propaganda Bureau in late 1914. These  impressions were written after a tour of the Western Front in 1915. His report of what he had seen of the military activity was published in six articles in The Daily Telegraph, in England, and in the New York Sun. 

You need to sign in to download this book

Girl At War

Author: Sara Novic

Publisher: Abacus (2016)

Growing up in Zagreb in the summer of 1991, 10-year-old Ana Juric is a carefree tomboy; she runs the streets with her best friend, Luka, helps take care of her baby sister, Rahela, and idolizes her father. But when civil war breaks out across Yugoslavia, football games and school lessons are supplanted by sniper fire and air raid drills. The brutal ethnic cleansing of Croats and Bosnians tragically changes Ana's life, and she is lost to a world of genocide and child soldiers; a daring escape plan to America becomes her only chance for survival. Ten years later she returns to Croatia, a young woman struggling to belong to either country, forced to confront the trauma of her past and rediscover the place that was once her home.

You need to sign in to download this book

Harlequin

Author: Bernard Cornwell

Part of a series: Grail Quest

Publisher: HarperCollins (2001)

Harlequins are lost souls, so loved by the devil that he would not take them to hell, but left them to roam the earth. In French, the word is hellequin – the name given to the English archers who crossed the Channel to lay waste the towns and countryside.

You need to sign in to download this book

Heretic

Author: Bernard Cornwell

Part of a series: Grail Quest

Publisher: HarperCollins (2003)

You need to sign in to download this book

Heroes

Author: Robert Cormier

Publisher: Puffin Books (1999)

'What if I told him I am not the hero he thinks I am ...?' Maimed and disfigured whilst fighting in the war, young Francis Cassavant must hide both his face and his identity when he goes back home to Frenchtown. For his past holds a bitter secret, one which he has vowed to revenge and which he can resolve only through his final, desperate plan: to destroy the man who betrayed him as a boy, bringing Francis dishonour and guilt. Left now without a face or a future, yet sustained by his deep sense of shame, Francis watches. He thinks of the gun in his duffel bag and waits, alone, for the return of another supposed hero.

You need to sign in to download this book

Living With The Enemy

Author: Roy McLoughlin

Publisher: Channel Island Publishing (1995)

During the Second World War the Channel Islands were the only part of the British Isles to be occupied by German forces. Living with the Enemy tells the unique and true story of life in the Islands under Nazi rule. With eyewitness accounts from both Islanders and German soldiers this book gives an accurate insight into this ill-assorted community at war and portrays how it felt to be living in the shadow of a foreign power. A sample of what the United Kingdom would have experienced should it have fallen. The book includes over 125 original war time photographs of the Islands under Nazi rule and has a foreword by international best seller Jack Higgins.

You need to sign in to download this book


Page: 12345678

© Copyright 2005-2020 The Seeing Ear Registered Charity Numbers 1111371 (England and Wales) SC044002 (Scotland)


The Town Hall, Queens Road, Hastings, East Sussex, TN34 1QR, 01424 428133