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Alternative title: An Accidental Soldier
Issue Details: First known date: 2006 2006
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Every family has its secrets - and its lies. The Lamberts have Uncle Harry, who fought in World War I but never came home from France. Each Lambert relative now clings to a different story: Harry died a hero's death on the battlefield. Harry married a sweet French girl. Harry drowned in the mud in Gallipoli. Harry was a coward who ran from the enemy. As his great-niece Julie struggles to sift fact from fiction, she finds how easy it is to rewrite the past. Gradually Harry comes to life: the awkward boy in turn-of-the-century Australia, the obedient son caring for his ageing mother, the 40-year-old bachelor, the reluctant soldier in France. Initially placid Harry's posted out of harm's way - but then he's called up to the front, and makes a decision that not only changes the course of his life, but changes the way he sees himself. (Backcover)

Adaptations

form y An Accidental Soldier Blake Ayshford , Australia : Taylor Media Essential Viewing , 2013 Z1912311 2013 single work film/TV

'Harry Lambert, a shy and gentle man, shamed by his rural Australian town into joining the armed forces as a baker in the service corps. When the bakers are thrown into the front line, Harry deserts. In countryside swarming with gendarmes, Harry barely avoids capture when Colombe Jacotot takes pity on him. Colombe is a stoic farm-wife, bowed by hard work and tragedy. Within her bare cottage, Harry and Colombe discover a love that is as powerful as it is unexpected.'

Source: Screen Australia. (Sighted: 31/3/2014)

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Works about this Work

Accidental Love in a Time of War Lynn Cameron , 2013 single work column
— Appears in: The Sunday Mail , 15 September 2013; (p. 11)
Wry and Genial Gillian Dooley , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: The Adelaide Review , 19 January - 1 February no. 308 2007; (p. 19)

— Review of Silent Parts John Charalambous 2006 single work novel
Myths, Memories and a New Path of a Reluctant Fighter Diane Stubbings , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 5 August 2006; (p. 13)

— Review of Silent Parts John Charalambous 2006 single work novel
War Novel with a Twist Martin Crotty , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 12 - 13 August 2006; (p. 29)

— Review of Silent Parts John Charalambous 2006 single work novel
Competing Voices and Myths of Cowardice Ingrid Wassenaar , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 2-3 September 2006; (p. 8-9)

— Review of Silent Parts John Charalambous 2006 single work novel
When It's Down to Sex, Literary Lovers Come Good Rosemary Sorensen , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian Literary Review , September vol. 1 no. 1 2006; (p. 11)

— Review of Listen Kate Veitch 2006 single work novel ; Metro Alasdair Duncan 2006 single work novel ; Silent Parts John Charalambous 2006 single work novel ; The Long Road of the Junkmailer Patrick Holland 2006 single work novel
A Tale from the Home Fronts Peter Pierce , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 16 September 2006; (p. 22)

— Review of Silent Parts John Charalambous 2006 single work novel
Human Warmth Found in a Cold Climate Peter Pierce , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 30 September - 1 October 2006; (p. 30-31)

— Review of Silent Parts John Charalambous 2006 single work novel
Books Barry Oakley , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 3 October vol. 124 no. 6540 2006; (p. 63)

— Review of Silent Parts John Charalambous 2006 single work novel
Dispatches from the Reviewing Front ... Stephen Matchett , 2006 single work column
— Appears in: The Australian Literary Review , October vol. 1 no. 2 2006; (p. 22)
Matchett comments on reviews of the three books listed here as subjects.
Untitled George Dunford , 2006-2007 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , December-January no. 287 2006-2007; (p. 63)

— Review of Silent Parts John Charalambous 2006 single work novel
Myths, Memories and a New Path of a Reluctant Fighter Diane Stubbings , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 5 August 2006; (p. 13)

— Review of Silent Parts John Charalambous 2006 single work novel
War Novel with a Twist Martin Crotty , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 12 - 13 August 2006; (p. 29)

— Review of Silent Parts John Charalambous 2006 single work novel
Competing Voices and Myths of Cowardice Ingrid Wassenaar , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 2-3 September 2006; (p. 8-9)

— Review of Silent Parts John Charalambous 2006 single work novel
When It's Down to Sex, Literary Lovers Come Good Rosemary Sorensen , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian Literary Review , September vol. 1 no. 1 2006; (p. 11)

— Review of Listen Kate Veitch 2006 single work novel ; Metro Alasdair Duncan 2006 single work novel ; Silent Parts John Charalambous 2006 single work novel ; The Long Road of the Junkmailer Patrick Holland 2006 single work novel
A Tale from the Home Fronts Peter Pierce , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 16 September 2006; (p. 22)

— Review of Silent Parts John Charalambous 2006 single work novel
Human Warmth Found in a Cold Climate Peter Pierce , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 30 September - 1 October 2006; (p. 30-31)

— Review of Silent Parts John Charalambous 2006 single work novel
Books Barry Oakley , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 3 October vol. 124 no. 6540 2006; (p. 63)

— Review of Silent Parts John Charalambous 2006 single work novel
Untitled George Dunford , 2006-2007 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , December-January no. 287 2006-2007; (p. 63)

— Review of Silent Parts John Charalambous 2006 single work novel
Wry and Genial Gillian Dooley , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: The Adelaide Review , 19 January - 1 February no. 308 2007; (p. 19)

— Review of Silent Parts John Charalambous 2006 single work novel
Dispatches from the Reviewing Front ... Stephen Matchett , 2006 single work column
— Appears in: The Australian Literary Review , October vol. 1 no. 2 2006; (p. 22)
Matchett comments on reviews of the three books listed here as subjects.
Accidental Love in a Time of War Lynn Cameron , 2013 single work column
— Appears in: The Sunday Mail , 15 September 2013; (p. 11)
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