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Jack's Journey
Jack's Journey

A journey to war and a leather satchel of old letters...

When Jack Pryce sailed to war in 1915 with the Otago Infantry Battalion he was restless, wanting to "make good" of his life.  Experiencing the carnage of Gallipoli and the Western Front, he rose through the ranks to gain his commission.  He made light of his suffering in letters home to his mother and sister, but there were subtle changes in tone as he grew from a boy on an adventure to a battle-scarred officer responsible for the training of new recruits. 

From the hell of the trenches to the exhiliration of being a "vagabond" adrift in the world, this is the story of a young man experiencing life at its most deadly while never losing his humanity or zest for living. Written on troopships and in training camps, bivvies, trenches and dugouts, his letters have been cherished by his family ever since.  None have been published before.

Trish McCormack is well know to West Coasters for her novels "Glacier Murder" and "Cold Hard Murder" both set on the Coast.

Price: $36.00

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