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Rican town of Ladysmith As shells and shrapnel rain down British soldiers and townsfolk dig themselves in waiting for rescue But General Buller's relief column can't break through

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kindle ´ Ladysmith Giles Foden was born in Warwickshire in His family moved to Malawi in where he was brought up He was educated at Yarlet Hall and Malvern College boarding schools then at Fitzwilliam College Cambridge where he read English He worked as a journalist for Media Week magazine then became an assistant editor on the Times Literary Supplement He was deputy literary editor of The Guardian.

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  • The Final Chapter

    kindle ´ Ladysmith LadysmithMid 5 The seige and defence of Ladysmith was of momentous import to the preservation of the ideals which underpinned the British Empire amidst a conflict whi


  • Lily

    kindle ´ Ladysmith LadysmithLadysmith suffers from a complete lack of subtlety both in the heavy handed characterizations and the predictable relationships and plot It earns its two stars for athe descriptions of siege conditions which are horrifying and vivid and bbeing engaging enough a read if unsubstantial


  • D

    kindle ´ Ladysmith LadysmithI wouldn't recommend Ladysmith I found the lead up to the siege enjoyable I enjoyed bouncing between narrators But a siege is boring and claustrophobic by its nature and therefore isn't particularly enjoyable to read about The dialogue and characters are stilted The plot is predictable The novel is at its best when cycling through different characters and at its worst towards the end when it stalls on the main character and her romantic interests Fodor also imposes modern attitudes on 19th century characters Too many relationships seem completely improbable The addition of historical characters like Churchill and Gandhi felt contrived but was better than the romance The plots climax is utterly ridiculous but by that point you're so happy the siege is over you don't care I wouldn't recommend it but it wasn't so bad I didn't finish it I enjoyed learning about the Boer war and wished that it rather then just the seige of


  • Dana Jennings

    kindle ´ Ladysmith LadysmithI started from a place of ignorance knowing little about the Boer war in South Africa and so struggled to get traction with the story at the outset Based


  • Hugh

    kindle ´ Ladysmith LadysmithReally enjoyed this powerful book Particularly like his writing style of short sharp chapters from the perspective of different characters on both sides of the war and siege of Ladysmith Portrays the pure misery of a poorly run war where disease is allowed to flouri


  • Suzanne

    kindle ´ Ladysmith LadysmithA chilling account of the Boer War Siege that narrates the horrors heartbreak courage and choices made when a cataclysmic event occurs Not for the feint of heart who wish a happy tale It poses the eternal uestion of what is goodness or normalcy for survival in the face of catastrophe and chaos Three cups of tea straight and strong no sugar or cream


  • Jansie Potgieter

    kindle ´ Ladysmith LadysmithAnother brilliant account from a brilliant story teller


  • Peter Nowakowski

    kindle ´ Ladysmith Ladysmiththis book was never boring and never exctining but easy to read and the end turned out to be very very good so i was a little surprised at how much i liked it


  • Babak Fakhamzadeh

    kindle ´ Ladysmith LadysmithFoden's second outing is not as enthralling as his first the award winning The Last King of Scotland but still a very interesting read Set during the siege of Ladysmith around the turn of the previous century when the Boers fighting the British aggressors managed for almost four months to sueeze the town nearly dry


  • Dick Gullickson

    kindle ´ Ladysmith LadysmithGiles Foden does a masterful job of illuminating the foundation of South Africa by telling the story of the siege of the British Army at Ladysmith by the Boers in the Anglo Boer war in 1899 Towns people British soldiers war correspondents native Africans and Boer family prisoners were surrounded and besieged by the Boer army for 118 days while a British column sent to the rescue struggled Based on the letters home written by Foden's gran