1914 (The War Years Book 1)

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  • Kindle Edition
  • 199 pages
  • 1914 (The War Years Book 1)
  • James Farner
  • English
  • 12 March 2018

About the Author: James Farner

James Farner is a professional writer and draws upon his love of fiction and his love of stories that span generations His signature series Made in Yorkshire was born out of a desire to find out what happened next At the end of every good film, book, or TV show the characters disappear and that s the end of them James isn t alone in the desire to find out what happened to the characters afterw


1914 (The War Years Book 1) It S 1914 And The Great Powers Of Europe Are On The Brink Of War In Holbeck, Leeds, The Keeton Family Struggles To Get By On Their Meagre Wages The Six Keeton Brothers Couldn T Be Different, But The Outbreak Of World War I Puts Their Lives On Hold And Sets Them On A Course Of Destruction Danny Keeton Drags His Identical Twin Brother Charlie Off To War With The Idea That This Will Be One Great Adventure At The Tender Age Of Fourteen, He Soon Discovers War Is No Place For Boys With The Sadistic Sergeant Archibald Braddock And The Tender Corporal Nathan Dettmer Alongside Them, The Only Goal Is To Stay Alive Long Enough To Make It Back Home But How Many Of The Brothers Will Survive The First Brutal Year Of The Bloodiest Conflict In Human History Remember To Check Out My Original Made In Yorkshire Series, Where You Can Meet The Offspring Of Many Of The Characters Featured Here It All Starts With 1964 Made In Yorkshire Book 1 , Which You Can Own For Free Today

10 thoughts on “1914 (The War Years Book 1)

  1. says:

    To be honest I expected the whole book to be what it was for the last 40% Boys and men at the western front As bad as it may sound, as as much as I don t like war, I like reading war books it s the aspect of humanity that I seek from them However, first half of the book introduces us to the Keeton brothers and family and Jack I m not saying this is a bad thing 1914 is the first book in the series and naturally, readers need to get a sense of characters to fully understand the differences between them So in that regard, it was a good strong 3 stars for me The Keeton twins are 14 years old they turn 15 at the war front and they have 3 brothers in the same war We meet Braddock and Dettmer. at the end of the book, their involvement in one of the Keeton brothers disappearance comes cle...

  2. says:

    I just could not get past the 3rd chapter of this book It started off very confusing and did not get any better by the time I put it down I wish I could recommend it, but at this time, NO.

  3. says:

    the only good thing about this book was it was freea poor read , terrible plot and rubbish characters, poorly researchedif you haven t started don t bother

  4. says:

    The year is 1914, and war has just been declared in Britain Many young men are eager to fight, to destroy the loathed Germans But at home, two twin boys are unfazed by the war, busy playing pranks on their townspeople This is the backdrop of the plot in 1914 The War Years, written by James Farner The book focuses on the typical life of a child in 1914 England as well as how the war disrupted it Danny and Charlie Keeton are well known pranksters in their town Their oldest brother has gone off to war, the second brother hangs around in the slums, and their mother is a heavy drinker Another brother sits in his room all day, sending letters to the government for a job, and the youngest brother is sickly Danny and Charlie are the only ones that support the family, working in a factory near town They decide that the factory job does not provide enough, and so they start selling homemade cigarettes to the children around the area Eventually, they collect enough money to make their mother suspicious of their actions When ten boxes of cigarettes are found inside the hou...

  5. says:

    This book is very dialogue driven, but I felt the dialogue was rather simplistic To be fair I only made it through 3 chapters.

  6. says:

    I wanted to like this book as I enjoy reading historical fiction Unfortunately, I just couldn t get interested in the characters The book appears to start on the front lines of World War I with the death of an Irish lad, and then jumps back to his home life before the war The part about the home life seemed to drag and was full of confusing references to other brothers I finally gave up on reading it because it just didn t app...

  7. says:

    I was so excited when I got this book and I could not wait to start reading it And I was so disappointed The title is very misleading It does start in 1914 but a least half the book is about juvenile delinquents in their home suburb Eventually they enlist and are inevitably bullied by an over bearing sergeant This reminded me of the o...

  8. says:

    Abrupt EndingA good look at the probable mind set of young men during war The focus is around a family of brothers, all enlisted The ending of the first book is quite abrupt, and, as such, lowers my review While this effectively leads to the...

  9. says:

    Not all that interesting, and I generally enjoy historical novels Oh well.

  10. says:

    Lots of potential, but didn t live up to it The characters are flat, and I didn t get Much of a feel for place or time despite the Yorkshirisms.

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