Gossip from the Forest

Thomas Keneally

Hodder & Stoughton 1988
A book review by Danny Yee © 1992 http://dannyreviews.com/
Gossip from the Forest is set around the signing of the armistice that ended World War I. It presents a clear picture of the state of Germany at the time, with government in disarray and a revolution brewing, as well as vivid portraits of the main characters, in particular Marshal Foch and German secretary of state Matthias Erzberger. The underlying theme is the importance of individuals in history, but the result is also a human story and an effective novel.

May 1992

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%T Gossip from the Forest
%A Keneally, Thomas
%I Hodder & Stoughton
%D 1988 [1975]
%O paperback
%G ISBN 0340431040
%P 236pp