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  • Published: 4 May 2021
  • ISBN: 9781787302624
  • Imprint: Harvill Secker
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 352
  • RRP: $37.00

Two Storm Wood

The must-read BBC Between the Covers Book Club Pick




A compelling, high-quality historical thriller that reveals a part of WW1 history that is little known about.

An extraordinarily atmospheric and page-turning historical thriller.

In 1919, on the desolate battlefields of northern France, thousands of soldiers undertook the immense and dangerous task of gathering up the dead for mass burial.

Two Storm Wood follows the stories of three British people whose lives have been affected by war in very different ways: a young woman who boldly sets out to find out what happened to her fiancé, who went missing in action; a soldier tasked with co-ordinating the retrieval of the dead; and a detective sent to investigate what appears to be a series of murders in the empty, devastated landscape.

Unmissable high-quality historical fiction of the best kind.

  • Published: 4 May 2021
  • ISBN: 9781787302624
  • Imprint: Harvill Secker
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 352
  • RRP: $37.00

About the author

Philip Gray

Philip Gray was inspired to write TWO STORM WOOD by his grandfather who fought in the First World War.

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Praise for Two Storm Wood

Pratchett's one-liners, the comic dialogue of the Feegles, the satire about teenagers and the credulousness of the ordinary folk make for a characteristically entertaining mix

The Sunday Times

Terry Pratchett kicks the bejaysus out of JK Rowling . . . If you haven't read Pratchett before then give yourself a treat and buy this book

In Dublin

Exhuberant energy and humour

The Children's Bookseller

Charming in every sense of the word. Beautifully written and at times highly comic, it is an extraordinary achievement

Books for Keeps

Sure to be as popular with both children and adults as all his other books

Croydon Advertiser

Lively wit, sly wisdom and compelling narratives

Leicester Mercury

Pratchett's usual mix of uproarious comedy and deceptively serious thought

Southern Daily Echo

He's probably the funniest writer in English today . . . great themes with huge doses of comedy

South Wales Evening Post

Funny and winning as ever

Nottingham Evening Post

Crackles with energy and humour

Leicester Mercury

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