How Many Miles to Babylon?

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Penguin Books Limited, Feb 23, 1989 - Fiction - 160 pages
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As a child Alec, heir to the big house and only son of a bitter marriage, formed a close friendship with Jerry, a village boy who shared his passion for horses. In 1914 both enlisted in the British Army – Alec goaded by his beautiful, cold mother to fight for King and Country, Jerry to learn his trade for the Irish Nationalist cause. But amid the mud of Flanders, their relationship is tested by an ordeal beyond the horror of the battlefield...

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User Review  - CarltonC - LibraryThing

A short book about the youth of a repressed member of the Irish gentry at the beginning of the twentieth century and his friendship with a soldier's son with their mutual love of horses. You learn to ... Read full review

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User Review  - trinityofone - LibraryThing

This was apparently required reading for the leaving cert for some of my Irish friends. I wish I'd been made to read such wonderful(ly slashy) things in high school! The plot revolves around WWI and ... Read full review

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