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The Quiet Shore Ernest Raymond

The Quiet Shore

Ernest Raymond

Published in 1922, it was an immediate success and is now in its fortieth edition.

In The Quiet Shore, he returns to the scene, recapturing with a lifetimes experience as a novelist, the human story behind the slaughter and heroism of that terrible campaign. Gallipoli was an experience that left a scar on the mind of every man who survived- Mr Raymond recalls it through the eyes of Gerry Browning who returns on a pilgrimage of remembrance to the shore where he first learnt the meaning of fear and courage, and the pains and joys of devotion to a friend.

Landing from a small boat, once again, on the once terrible V beach, and mounting the familiar hills, he finds nothing but a quietness everywhere, a silence of sand and scrub and pines, but the scent of the pines and the sounds of the lapping sea recreate the past for him, so that he sees the scrub and the vineyards transformed into the trenches and dugouts of 1915, and finds himself transported to the poignancy of a youth lived more intensely than ever before or since. Less

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The Quiet Shore is a surprising find from my local library. It is expertly written, with a certain emphasis to what really constitutes camaraderie in certain circumstances.

From the little research that I dug up, the author was quite popular in his day, besides being a p...Read full review

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Ernest Raymonds first novel, Tell England, was the result of his experience in the shambles of Gallipoli. Published in 1922, it was an immediate success and is now in its fortieth edition.In The Quiet Shore, he returns to the scene, recapturingMoreErnest Raymonds first novel, Tell England, was the result of his experience in the shambles of Gallipoli. Published in 1922, it was an immediate success and is now in its fortieth edition.In The Quiet Shore, he returns to the scene, recapturing with a lifetimes experience as a novelist, the human story behind the slaughter and heroism of that terrible campaign. Gallipoli was an experience that left a scar on the mind of every man who survived- Mr Raymond recalls it through the eyes of Gerry Browning who returns on a pilgrimage of remembrance to the shore where he first learnt the meaning of fear and courage, and the pains and joys of devotion to a friend.Landing from a small boat, once again, on the once terrible V beach, and mounting the familiar hills, he finds nothing but a quietness everywhere, a silence of sand and scrub and pines, but the scent of the pines and the sounds of the lapping sea recreate the past for him, so that he sees the scrub and the vineyards transformed into the trenches and dugouts of 1915, and finds himself transported to the poignancy of a youth lived more intensely than ever before or since.