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Soldiers reading material during World War I

Yes, it's me again (you must be getting rather fed up of my incessant questions). Sorry about that. You'll all probably know by now I have been working on a story set during World War I and have once again come up against a brick wall that Googling is not helping me with: my main characters is on leave from the Front line. He is an educated officer, so is rather clever - what books would he have been reading at this time, what books would he have had with him at the Front?


Any information would be gratefully received.

I was thinking perhaps The Turn of the Screw by Henry James or something by E.M. Forster, such as A Room with a View. Were there any particular books at this time that were very popular with men serving at the front?

This is a probably a strange and odd question - but I was just wondering if you would be able to help me.




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