ww1ha read and reviewed Land of Marvels by Barry Unsworth for the WWI Reading Challenge in 2012. Here’s an excerpt:
You might ask why the Germans are building a railway across the Ottoman Empire in the spring of 1914. Hmm, what does Iraq have that another country would have wanted … oh, yeah, oil. The plot is cluttered with characters I didn’t like: the archaeologist, his cold wife, his lovely young intern and an American who arrives out of nowhere, pretending to be an archaeologist.
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