About the book
1918, the closing months of the war. Army psychiatrist William Rivers is increasingly concerned for the men who have been in his care – particularly Billy Prior, who is about to return to combat in France with young poet Wilfred Owen. As Rivers tries to make sense of what, if anything, he has done to help these injured men, Prior and Owen await the final battles in a war that has decimated a generation …
Reviewed by Museum Group:
A disturbing read, which several members found difficult as they had family members involved in the First World War. It was hard not to feel the pain and loss. The awful waste of it all. The medical side of the book with the treatment of shell shock was fascinating. One will want to explore this further.
Star rating: ***