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Late to the party, but finally here - and I can't recommend the Hyde books enough. You're right, Passport to Hell is more documentary-like (although full of phenomenal literary imaginings), and it's our first WW1 novel too. Nor the Years Condemn is the more sweeping novelistic account of the post-war years.

Each is true in its own way, indeed, simultaneously true to multiple truths, many of them shocking and raw even decades later.

I wonder if any of Robin Hyde's writing is available as audio-books, by the way?

Beaut Commute

@zenpeacekeeping I know! It's why I hate doing surveys or market research. The truthful self I am on the day of answering may not be the truthful self I am the next day.. or week. Therefore, how I can be honest???


interesting interesting. Now I want to read this book and I am stuck in a place with no bookshops!

Marianne @ Zen Peacekeeping

Oh crickey - when you start talking about truth and fiction, or, even better, the choice between multiple truths that face anyone who writes non-fiction - then we need to open a bottle of wine and settle in for the night!

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