"Recreates the horror and sadness of war for a whole new generation"
Duty Calls: Battle of Britain by James Holland, set in 1940 during the Second World War, tells the tale of 19-year-old pilot officer Archie Jackson, and his friend Ted as they are called upon to risk their lives to defend their country as it faces a Nazi invasion. We see the friends fight the Nazis, and argue with each other while Archie finds love despite his difficult circumstances. This novel offers action, excitement, danger and romance, while giving the reader a realistic view of war and the pain, loss, and gut-wrenching sorrow it leaves in its wake. James Holland has created a novel with an absorbing plotline which clearly recreates the horror and sadness of war for a whole new generation to experience and learn about. The author also pays special attention to the historical details throughout the book which makes it a thoroughly enjoyable, easy read. 5/5