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  •  not a ghost, but (2+ / 0-)
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    Joy of Fishes, PeterHug

    the shade of one his soldiers, a man executed for battlefield disobedience. He also operates as a kind of second-sight or sixth-sense for the protagonist.

    The focus on how the war and its aftereffects impacted the civilian populations highlights an aspect of war history that almost never gets into the books. Every person in the UK, no matter income level or social status, was hurt during the war and for years afterward.

    The truth is rarely pure and never simple. -- Oscar Wilde

    by Mnemosyne on Fri Dec 21, 2012 at 09:02:50 AM PST

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