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The Somme Stations

MARTIN, ANDREW

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ISBN 10: 0571249604 / ISBN 13: 9780571249602
Published by Faber and Faber, London, 2011
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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As new. Unopened and unread. Signed and dated and with a line quote from the author on the title page. World War I action. Fine / fine. Bookseller Inventory # 014922

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Title: The Somme Stations

Publisher: Faber and Faber, London

Publication Date: 2011

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: fine

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First edition.

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On the first day of the Somme enlisted railwayman Jim Stringer lies trapped in a shell hole, smoking cigarette after cigarette under the bullets and the blazing sun. He calculates his chances of survival - even before they departed for France, a member of Jim's unit had been found dead. During the stand-off that follows, Jim and his comrades must operate by night the vitally important trains carrying munitions to the Front, through a ghostly landscape of shattered trees where high explosive and shrapnel shells rain down. Close co-operation and trust are vital. Yet proof piles up of an enemy within, and as a ferocious military policeman pursues his investigation into the original killing, the finger of accusation begins to point towards Jim himself . . .

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Andrew Martin is a journalist and novelist. The Somme Stations is the seventh book in his much-loved 'Jim Stringer' series which began with The Necropolis Railway in 2002. The third and fourth books in the series, Murder at Deviation Junction and Death on a Branch Line, were shortlisted for the Ellis Peters Historical Crime Award and, in 2008, Andrew Martin was shortlisted for the CWA Dagger in the Library Award.

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