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Description - The Sergeants' Tale by Bernice Rubens

1947: One year before the Israeli War of Independence and Palestine is still under the British Mandate. However, young Israelis are flocking to the leadership of Menachim Begin and his Irgun terrorist movement in an attempt to overthrow their rulers. Two British sergeants are kidnapped by the Irgun. They will be executed unless there is a widespread amnesty for the Irgun freedom fighters - and so begins a hunt throughout Jerusalem, Tel Aviv and the whole of Palestine to find and liberate the two innocent young men. Based on a true story, THE SERGEANTS' TALE illuminates an historical episode, and also has enormous contemporary poignancy.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780349117300
ISBN-10: 0349117306
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 126mm x mm)
Pages: 224
Imprint: Abacus
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Publish Date: 1-Oct-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Bernice Rubens

Bernice Rubens was born in Wales. Her novels include the Booker-Prize winning THE ELECTED MEMBER and A FIVE YEAR SENTENCE, which was shortlisted for the same award.

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