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Eight Hours from England (IWM Wartime Classic)

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A classic novel that is part of our new IWM Wartime Classic fiction series.

Autumn 1943. Realising that his feelings for his sweetheart are not reciprocated, Major John Overton accepts a posting behind enemy lines in Nazi-occupied Albania. As he struggles to complete his mission amidst a chaotic backdrop, Overton is left to ruminate on loyalty, comradeship and the futility of war.

Author Anthony Quayle was best known as a British actor and theatre director, receiving both Academy Award and Golden Globe nominations, and featuring in films such as Lawrence of Arabia and Ice Cold Alex. During the Second World War, Quayle joined the Special Operations Executive (SOE) and was deployed to Albania.

Paperback 212 pages

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