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From the author of the Whitbread Award—winning The Last King of Scotland, comes a spellbinding tale of a town under siege in colonial Africa and a young woman who finds love and freedom in the midst of a devastating war.

The year is 1899, and the South African town of Ladysmith is surrounded by Boer forces. For four long months bread is thickened with laundry starch and soldiers horses are killed for meat; daily bombings destroy homes and businesses, forcing the towns inhabitants into tunnels and makeshift shelters; and soldiers and townspeople alike are hideously wounded by flying shrapnel. As the world she knows collapses around her, Bella Kiernan finds the courage to escape from convention, to rebel against the political forces that threaten her homeland and to pursue her lifes greatest romance. Ladysmith is a magnificent love story, a vivid portrait of war, and clear confirmation of Giles Fodens standing as a formidably talented novelist.

About the Author

Giles Foden lives in London.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780375708374
Author:
Foden, Giles
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Location:
New York
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
History
Subject:
War
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
Ladysmith
Subject:
War & Military
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Number:
1st American ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage International (Paperback)
Series Volume:
107-91
Publication Date:
20010831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
8.05x5.19x.68 in. .57 lbs.

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