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8: An Ice-Cream War

William Boyd:

London: Hamish Hamilton, 1982

8vo, first edition, original blue cloth lettered in gilt on spine, dust-jacket

A dark comedy of the absurd perils of war, somewhat in the tradition of Evelyn Waugh, the plot traces the misunderstandings and breakdowns of relationships both political and personal, in East Africa at the start of the First World War.

Winner of the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize and shortlisted for the Booker Prize in 1982.

Annotated on 7 pages with 3 illustrations. Approximately 80 words.

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