Publish date: September 1st 2009
Publisher: Knopf Canada
Pages no: 384
Edition language: English
When I was in the Military in the '80s, Canada had a contingent of peacekeepers in Cyprus. I never really understood the crisis there, and why peacekeepers were needed. This book does a good job, I think, examining that situation, but more importantly, it examines the effect of trauma on individua...
Small Wars is the story of the British regular officer Major Henry ‘Hal’ Treherne and his wife Clara who arrives with their twin baby daughters Lotti and Meg in Limassol, Cyprus, in January 1956, about a month after her husband’s transfer from Germany to the garrison of Episkopi. Guerrilla rebels ar...
I have to confess that the novel had me hooked even before I started: as a child, my military family was stationed in the Mediterranean for some years, our first overseas posting. It was wonderful and a little traumatic -- some of our best and worst memories. The locational setting of Small Wars, ...
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