The Train Now Standing in No Man's Land

Book Review by Gill Jefferson.

Larry Harris has produced another entertaining and exciting story for our younger generation to enjoy. The book involves the same two children as before, who travel back in time to various theatres of the Great War. Here the reader arrives in Ypres in 1915, where a train and its driver have been requisitioned recruitment and volunteers, the logistics of transportation of goods to the trenches, ambulance trains, plus the capture of soldiers and the plight of the prisoner- of-war. The author brings the Great War to life for children and they will absorb knowledge of the period almost incidentally while being totally involved in the story. As a teacher, I would recommend it to any reader in the 8-14 age-group.

[This review first appeared in the journal of The Western Front Association Stand To! Issue 58 April 2000. This and other copies of Stand To! are available to read online to members by signing in using their Member Login]


The Train Now Standing in No Man's Land

Larry Harris

Cartoon Cave 1999

Paperback, £5.99

ISBN 0 9526834 3 1