1914 (The War Years, #1)

1914 (The War Years, #1)

by James Farner

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1914 (The War Years, #1) by James Farner

It’s 1914 and the great powers of Europe are on the brink of war. In Holbeck, Leeds, the Keeton family struggles to get by on their meagre wages. The six Keeton brothers couldn’t be more different, but the outbreak of World War I puts their lives on hold and sets them on a course of destruction.

Danny Keeton drags his identical twin brother Charlie off to war with the idea that this will be one great adventure. At the tender age of fourteen, he soon discovers war is no place for boys. With the sadistic Sergeant Archibald Braddock and the tender Corporal Nathan Dettmer alongside them, the only goal is to stay alive long enough to make it back home.

But how many of the brothers will survive the first brutal year of the bloodiest conflict in human history?


Remember to check out my original Made in Yorkshire series, where you can meet the offspring of many of the characters featured here. It all starts with 1964 (Made in Yorkshire Book 1).

Product Details

BN ID: 2940152176377
Publisher: James Farner
Publication date: 06/18/2015
Series: War Years , #1
Sold by: Draft2Digital
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 9,639
File size: 583 KB

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1914 (The War Years, #1) 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed your story, as always. A very good story and I also like the historic writing.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Riveting and unfortunately accurate portrayal of what is would have been like for brothers during the war and the pressures they would have faced from society.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A little slow moving at first, but you can't help but love the characters.
Anonymous 6 months ago
I read all 5 books, from 1914-8. A wonderful account of how it really was fighting in 'the war to end all wars.' James Farner makes you feel as if you are taking part he is that good with his simple and deep feeling script. This is ideal for those of us who even today in Trump's world, believe fighting and dying for your country is worthwhile, so that others can live nicely off your duty for your country. Ian
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The writing in this book is hackneyed and clumsy at times, especially when the farner jumps from scene to scene and does not make the change clear. There are also several spots where the action is simply unclear... one character will say or do something to another character and it will not be clear who is saying or doing what. There are other similar descriptive problems, which is surprising given the minimalist writing style. Despite this, the characters are captivating enough to save the book.
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Boring... couldn't get past 50 pages
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ok, nice but - nothing special, the book tells the story of some underclass British boys who join the army in 1914 to go fight the Germans.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoy military stories especially when they are of fighting men. The privates who do the hard work!