The Officers' Ward

The Officers' Ward

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In the officers' ward of a hospital in Paris, three young men and a woman meet in the early days of the First World War. Each of them has suffered horrific injuries to the face: Adrien, the narrator, Penanster, a Breton aristocrat, Weil, a Jewish aviator, and Marguerite, a nurse, one of the few women in the hospital. The friendship that the four form sustains them through the months and years that follow. When the war ends they are released from hospital, to adapt as best they can to life outside. Based on the true war experiences of the author's grandfather, this is a moving, humorous and humane novel about war and survival. 'A powerful, haunting novel' Mail on Sundayshow more

Product details

  • Paperback | 192 pages
  • 124 x 196 x 12mm | 140.62g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Phoenix (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0753812843
  • 9780753812846
  • 2,138,034

About Marc Dugain

Marc Dugain is 41 and is the chairman of Proteus Airlines, a subsidiary of Air France. This is his first novel.show more

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4 42% (192)
3 25% (113)
2 4% (20)
1 2% (7)
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