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Aug 12, 2008
| ISBN 9780771093548
Dec 03, 2010
| ISBN 9781551995021
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Aug 12, 2008 | ISBN 9780771093548
Dec 03, 2010 | ISBN 9781551995021
Private Thomas Leadbeater Turvey is nobody’s idea of a capable recruit. Shifted from regimental pillar to post, Turvey tries and fails at every odd job in the army with a remarkable genius for mishap.A casualty before he has a chance to see action, Turvey watches the maimed and dying return from the front; thus Earle Birney’s comic masterpiece becomes an unforgettable indictment of war.Turvey won the Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour in 1949.
EARLE BIRNEY was born in Calgary, Alberta, in 1904. He took his B.A. (1926) in English literature from the University of British Columbia and his M.A. (1927) and Ph.D. (1936) from the University of Toronto. He complemented his distinguished teaching career… More about Earle Birney
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