• A work of lyrical intensity. Read it and salute one of Britain's finest writers

    Daily Mail
  • A great, heart-stopping narrative of one young Englishman's part in the war in Spain . . . crafted by a poet, stamping an indelible image of the boredom, random cruelty and stupidity of war

    Literary Review
  • This story aches with unforgotten cold and trembles with unforgotten terror