If you’re a military history buff of a fan of historical fiction, then The Tin Triangle is a must-read. The novel, set during the events of World War I and based on true events, was inspired by author Linda Abbott’s grandfather and his compatriots. Abbott offers a moving tribute to the First Newfoundland Regiment and its tragic advance at Beaumont Hamel during the battle of the Somme in France on July 1, 1916.
With “I never imagines I would die this way…”, the opening lines of the book grab you instantly and you’re transported to a bygone time where honour meant everything.
Told through the eyes of 17-year-old Ron Marrie of St. John’s, who signed up in 1914, it paints a poignant picture of a young soldier, his fears and triumphs as he fights for king and country.
The Tin Triangle
By Linda Abbott
$19.95, paperback, 273 pp.
Flanker Press, 2016