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< BACKLine of Fire

AGES: 11-14
 


One winter morning, Barroux was walking down a street in Paris when he made an incredible discovery: the real diary of a soldier from the First World War. Barroux rescued the diary from a rubbish heap and illustrated the soldier's words. We don't know who the soldier is or what became of him. We just have his words, and in his own words and Barroux's extraordinary pictures, this is his story.

In this striking black and white graphic novel adaptation of a 100-year-old diary, the events of the first two months of WWI are vividly brought to life. This is one man's personal account of war, silhouetted against the historical events of 1914 that formed and transformed the world we live in today.


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