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An Ice-Cream War

An Ice-Cream War

As millions are slaughtered on the Western Front, a ridiculous and little-reported campaign is being waged in East Africa - a war they continued after the Armistice because no one told them to stop.  An Ice-Cream War centres on an obscure but decisive moment in World War I, revolving around two English brothers whose love for each other and their country is sorely tested when they fall in love with the same woman.

About the Author

William Boyd

William Boyd was born in Accra, Ghana, in March 1952. His first novel, A Good Man in Africa, was published while he was a lecturer in English at St Hilda’s College, Oxford, and won the Whitbread First Novel Award and a Somerset Maugham Award. His other novels include An Ice-Cream War, winner of the Mail on Sunday/John Llewellyn Rhys Prize and shorlisted for the Booker Prize, Brazzaville Beach, which won the James Tait Black Memorial Prize and the McVitie’s Prize for Scottish Writer of the Year, The Blue Afternoon, which won the Sunday Express Book of the Year award and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and Restless, which won the 2006 Costa Novel Award. He was awarded a CBE in 2005.


Image of William Boyd copyright Jerry Bauer