And No Birds Sang

And No Birds Sang

by Farley Mowat
     
 

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Turned away from the Royal Canadian Air Force for his apparent youth and frailty, Farley Mowat joined the infantry in 1940. The young second lieutenant soon earned the trust of the soldiers under his command, and was known to bend army rules to secure a stout drink, or find warm — if nonregulation — clothing. But when Mowat and his regiment engaged with

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Turned away from the Royal Canadian Air Force for his apparent youth and frailty, Farley Mowat joined the infantry in 1940. The young second lieutenant soon earned the trust of the soldiers under his command, and was known to bend army rules to secure a stout drink, or find warm — if nonregulation — clothing. But when Mowat and his regiment engaged with elite German forces in the mountains of Sicily, the optimism of their early days as soldiers was replaced by despair. With a naturalist's eyes and ears, Mowat takes in the full dark depths of war; his moving account of military service, and the friends he left behind, is also a plea for peace.

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"If hearing a tale in the author's own voice is what creates some of the magic for you, then Farley Mowat's slightly gravelly, animated reading of his novel And No Birds Sang will make an impression. Farley will draw you deeply into the tale." — Atlantic Books Today

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781771000307
Publisher:
D & M Publishers
Publication date:
08/26/2012
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
515,740
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Farley Mowat was born in 1921 in Belleville, Ontario. One of the greatest storytellers of our time, he has written more than 35 eloquent and popular books, including fiction, books about the environment, and humour. He is a member of the Order of Canada.

Farley Mowat was born in 1921 in Belleville, Ontario. One of the greatest storytellers of our time, he has written more than 35 eloquent and popular books, including fiction, books about the environment, and humour. He is a member of the Order of Canada.

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