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  • Classical ideas of human dignity and honour are juxtaposed with the squalor of modern war in this important novel... A beautiful and heartfelt lamentation

    Eileen Battersby, Irish Times
  • His lyrical prose captures superbly the brutal realities of combat

    Francesca Angelini, Sunday Times
  • Scorching, tightly wired... It's a reminder that blood fueds are as old as humanity itself

    Claire Alfree, Metro
  • Written with restrained power

    Kate Saunders, The Times
  • The first great novel of the war in Afghanistan

    Wall Street Journal

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