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Title   Battle of Messines Road 

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Author   MOLONEY J & W  ISBN   9781877427572  Add to shopping cart   
Publisher   WILLSON SCOTT PUBLICATIONS  Group   Fiction View shopping cart
Binding   Hardback Category   NZ Fiction  Terms and conditions
Edition   1 Type   Go back
Publication Year   2015 
Stock Status   Not currently in stock - contact store for availability 
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Synopsis The Battle of Messines Road is the story of Zac, a troubled 10-year-old boy, who is forced to read to an elderly war veteran. A man at the end of his life, trying to make sense of war, for a boy at the start of his. The story of how these unlikely friends find solace and together fight what they see as the unfairness of it all. A fight that culminates in a series of battles; one on Messines Road and one on Anzac Day.Told both through the eyes of 10-year-old Zac, living in 1968 Wellington and a 21-year-old World War I soldier, The Battle of Messines Road is a coming-of-age story, a World War I diary and a novel about friendship and families. It is a book of how two wars, 50 years apart, changed New Zealand and its people.With the centenary of WWI now in progress The Battle of Messines Road is a chance to get a fresh perspective on a period of New Zealands history which is presently in the spotlight. The combination of historical document, carefully researched history and fiction gives readers a unique insight into WWI and the nature of war alongside an exciting story line. The two intertwined narratives will hold a wide-range of reader interest and the perspective of 10-year-old Zac will capture the attention of the young adult market while still appealing to more mature readers.

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