No Man's Land
by Simon Tolkien
- Fiction & Literature, History
1 Member Credit
A poor boy grows to manhood in World War I’s trenches
Adam Raine’s impoverished childhood in turn-of-the-century London ends in a tragedy that sends him north to Scarsdale, a coal mining town where his father finds work as a union organizer. But tensions between the miners and Sir John Scarsdale explode, with terrible consequences.
In the aftermath, Adam is drawn into the opulent Scarsdale family home. When he becomes engaged to the parson’s daughter and wins a scholarship to Oxford, Adam feels his life is coming together—until war threatens everything.
Inspired by the World War I experiences of his grandfather, J.R.R. Tolkien, Simon Tolkien pens a novel rife with class tension, period detail, and stirring action, ranging from the coal mines of England to the trenches of the Somme.
“In this emotionally charged novel, Tolkien brings to the fore the social injustice, poverty and attrition of war in early 20th-century England. The scenes underground in the mines of Scarsdale are every bit as shocking as the harrowing descriptions of trench warfare.”—Sunday Express
Additional Book Details
|Release Date:||January 24, 2017|