One of my favorite ways to study history is through the medium of historical fiction. Upon completing Helen Simonson’s novel, The Summer Before the War, I began to peruse historical fiction accounts of The Great War. During my search I came across Simon Tolkein’s novel, No Man’s Land.
From the publisher Penguin Random House:
Inspired by the real-life experiences of his grandfather, J. R. R. Tolkien, during World War I, Simon Tolkien delivers a perfectly rendered novel rife with class tension, period detail, and stirring action, ranging from the sharply divided society of northern England to the trenches of the Somme.