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Boyd, An Ice-Cream War.

Boyd, William.

An Ice-Cream War.

London, Hamish Hamilton Ltd., 1982. 14 cm x 22 cm. 370 pages. One black and white map. Original Hardcover with illustrated, unclipped dustjacket in protective collector’s Mylar. Very good+ condition with only minor signs of external wear. Signed by author William Boyd on the titlepage.

Set in East Africa where World War One continued for a short while after the Armistice. An Ice-Cream War is a darkly comic war novel by Scottish author William Boyd, which was nominated for a Booker Prize in the year of its publication. The title is derived from a quotation in a letter (included in British editions of the book but not the American ones) “Lt Col Stordy says that the war here will only last two months. It is far too hot for sustained fighting, he says, we will all melt like ice-cream in the sun!” (Wikipedia)

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Boyd, An Ice-Cream War.
Boyd, An Ice-Cream War.
Boyd, An Ice-Cream War.
Boyd, An Ice-Cream War.