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    On Friday at 10:00, The Undertaking by Audrey Magee arrived on my desk, and I picked it up to have a quick browse of the first few pages over my lunch break. Twelve hours later, I closed the book, turned on my laptop, and had no idea how to convey what I had just experienced.

    This book is a World War Two drama. It follows the lives of Katharina, a young woman living in Berlin, and Peter, a German soldier fighting on the eastern front. Peter and Katharina are married long-distance via the marriage bureau. Peter has done it for the Honeymoon leave, while, if she becomes a widow, Katharina gets his pension. On this calculated arrangement, Peter comes to claim his bride.

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    This book revolves around a lady by the name of Vanessa Munroe. She is an undercover information gatherer. Not just any information gatherer, a lone ranger that gathers covert information for anyone that will pay her.

    The book starts where Vanessa is just winding down a job when she gets the call to take on a job to find information on a missing oil tycoon’s daughter. From there you are taken on a journey through deepest darkest Africa. Along the way you learn about Vanessa’s past, her present and what makes her tick.

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    We have been sent notification of a tour guide app for Hadrian’s Wall which some of you may find interesting. The app is not expensive at £1.99 and details for purchase are given below. Whether for a Battlefield Tour of the Wall or just for interest sake, this app should be quite useful and handy.







    Hadrians Wall Country - Launches
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    The book begins in 1943 with three earnest young men, each one representing the great powers of the time. An Englishman Rupert Blundell who served under Mountbatten, Captain ‘Mac’ Bundy an American and Russian Oleg Troyanovesky, each one with a military background or heritage. They have been invited to have tea with Lady Astor and entertain the young princess Elizabeth. The afternoon itself is unremarkable however on parting the three men sparked by a request of ‘no more wars’ from the Princess agree on a handshake that there should indeed be no more wars.

    After a vision on an Irish beach by a girl claimed Jesus had spoken and warned her of a great wind that would take everything. The following day 9 August 1945 a bomb was dropped on Hiroshima that would alter the course of war for the years to come.

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    This was described by Auld Yin as “quite a meaty book”. It was indeed meaty, ideal I thought for my planned rail journeys Leeds to Fort William and return. Just as the narrative concerns Edinburgh and long train journeys, so did my journey – late arrival meant a taxi was provided to replace train which we'd missed. So, I couldn't read during a dark February evening in a taxi instead of a train. As I was really getting into the book, this was a disappointment, but I caught up in climbing hut evenings, then journey through Yorkshire darkness.

    One plot spoiler that is vital for Rear Party readers to know is that Alex Morris, the woman lead, is bereaved. Her fiance Luke dies in London before the beginning of the story, which tells how Alex comes to terms with her new situation. Actually, the death is mentioned on cover, so it's not really a plot spoiler.

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