The Red Poppy (2012) - David Hill
opens with the words:
Jim McLeod wrote to his mother and his sister Edith. He said nothing about the day to come, nor the mud and the rats. He didn't mention the piles of stretchers waiting for the dead and wounded.
Even in war time
Even when the winds are sour
Somewhere is sweetness
I wrote a poetic review of The Red Poppy HERE!
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