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Private Angelo, by Eric Linklater

Private Angelo, by Eric Linklater

Private Angelo is a satirical novel about the misadventures of an Italian soldier during World War II.

Young and innocent, Angelo tries to survive and maintain his cheerfulness after he is unwillingly drafted into the Italian army.

Written with humour, insight, and sympathy, Private Angelo is a wittily satirical comment on the grossness and waste of war.

“the drollest medley of muddle and misadventure” - The Sunday Times

Eric Linklater (1899 – 1974) was a Welsh-born Scottish poet, writer of novels, short stories, military history, and travel books. Linklater was employed by the War Office Public Relations department to write official ‘instant histories’ of the war, and saw service in Italy in 1944–1945.

Published by the Reprint Society in 1948.

Dust jacket has little tears. The book is in good condition. Binding is intact.