Further Reading for Somewhere in France

The following is a selective list of some of the books that inspired me as I was writing Somewhere in France. I have also included a brief list of websites that I found both reliable and informative.


The First World War by Stuart Robson
Nurses at the Front: Writing the Wounds of the Great War, edited by Margaret Higonnet
The Perfect Summer: England 1913, Just Before the Storm by Juliet Nicolson
Rites of Spring: The Great War and the Birth of the Modern Age by Modris Eksteins
The Roses of No Man’s Land by Lyn Macdonald
Sites of Memory, Sites of Mourning: The Great War in European Cultural History by Jay Winter
Women in the British Army: War and the Gentle Sex, 1907–1948 by Lucy Noakes


The Last Fighting Tommy: The Life of Harry Patch, Last Veteran of the Trenches, 1898-2009 by Harry Patch
Testament of Youth by Vera Brittain
The War Diary of Clare Gass: 1915-1918 by Clare Gass


The Collected Poems of Wilfred Owen
Collected Poems, 1908-1956
by Siegfried Sassoon
Scars Upon My Heart: Women’s Poetry and Verse of the First World War, edited by Catherine Reilly


Birdsong by Sebastian Faulks
The Passing Bells Trilogy by Philip Rock
The Regeneration Trilogy (Regeneration, The Eye in the Door, The Ghost Road) by Pat Barker
The Stone Carvers by Jane Urquhart
Three Day Road by Joseph Boyden
The Wars by Timothy Findley


The Long, Long Trail
The Great War Archive
The Last Tommy
The Great War
This Intrepid Band
The Western Front Association