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The First World War, 100 years gone

On the 11th hour, of the 11th day, of the 11th month, a 100 years ago the guns fell silent on the battlefields across the world. The First World War had, after 4 long years of fighting, come to an end. 2018 marks 100 years since this day, and to commemorate this Hampshire Libraries will […]

September 25 2018


Centenary WW1

A Scot’s Quair (Sunset Song) by Lewis Grassic Gibbon

Chris Guthrie, torn between her love of the land and her desire to escape the narrow horizons of a peasant culture, is the thread that links these three works. In them, Gibbon interweaves the personal joys and sorrows of Chris’ life with the greater historical and political events of the time.

Sunset Song, the first and most celebrated book of the trilogy, covers the early years of the twentieth century, including the First World War. Chris survives, with her son Ewan, but the tragedy has struck and her wild spirit subdued.

Waiting for Sunrise by William Boyd

Vienna, 1913. Lysander Rief, a young English actor finds himself entangled in the dangerous web of wartime intelligence – a world of sex, scandal and spies