And the winner is… At the Gate by . My notes contain a single word; stunning.
It’s not long ago I came across Scrimgeour’s Small Scribbling Diaries, which is one of the most powerfully moving books I’ve ever encountered about WWI. “At the Gate” reproduced an authentic atmosphere of men at sea, living the claustrophobic lives that young Scrimgeour would have known.
I’d have given my eye teeth to have written that story.