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The Gunner

(The sixth book in the Alford Saga series)
A novel by

Eric Alford's safe and romantic life on the peaceful Gaspe Coast is shattered by his decision to follow his elder brother John (The Pilgrim and The Chaplain) into the 1914-18 cataclysm of death and destruction known as the "Great War for Civilisation". Gunner Alford's thundering howitzer assaults the Hun through every major Canadian battle of WWI: from Ypres, Vimy Ridge, Passchendaele, Hill 70 and the Somme to "The Hundred Days" that ended the conflict.

A developing romance with a lovely Londoner is cut short by a German shell. Wounded, Eric is evacuated to a Rouen field hospital, where he is surrounded by blindness, amputations, and gas-inflicted horrors. Finally, back in Blighty among other shell-shocked victims, he recovers and returns to his Gaspe home, bereft of his London love and changed forever.

Paul Almond has fashioned a riveting, fast-paced narrative set against the vivid backdrop of the Great War. Here friendships are made and tested, loves found and lost, and the very idea of what it is to be human questioned in an age when civilisation itself is driven to the point of collapse.


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Paperback Editions

May 2014 : Canada Paperback

Title: The Gunner
Author(s): Paul Almond
ISBN: 0-88995-512-3 / 978-0-88995-512-7 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Red Deer Press
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Kindle Editions

May 2014 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: The Gunner (Alford Saga Book 6)
Author(s): Paul Almond
Publisher: Sulby Hall Publishers and Red Deer Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA