The Great War: An Anthology of Stories Inspired by Objects from the First World War

Stories inspired by objects from the First World War

Eleven literary masters including Michael Morpurgo (War Horse), John Boyne (The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas), Tracy Chevalier (Girl with a Pearl Earring) and A L. Kennedy (Day) unite with Kate Greenaway Medal winning illustrator Jim Kay (A Monster Calls) to present a powerful collection of short stories in commemoration of the centenary of the First World War.

The Great War is an anthology of fictional stories from eleven internationally-acclaimed, award-winning authors. Each author chose an object from the First World War as the basis of their tale. John Boyne was inspired by a recruitment poster. Adèle Geras by a wartime butter dish. David Almond by a soldier’s writing case. Each object illuminates an aspect of life during the war, and each story reminds us of the millions of individual lives that were changed forever by the four years of fighting.

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