"An Ice-cream War" is William Boyd's hilarious bestselling novel of love and bat
tle. 'We will all melt like ice-cream in the sun!' British soldier, East Africa,
October 1914. As millions are slaughtered on the Western Front, a ridiculous an
d little-reported campaign is being waged in East Africa - a war they continued
after the Armistice because no one told them to stop.
Primarily a gripping st
ory of the men and women swept up by the passions of love and battle, William Bo
yd's magnificently entertaining novel also elicits the cruel futility and traged
y of it all. "An Ice-cream War" will be loved by fans of "Any Human Heart" and "
A Good Man in Africa", as well as readers of Ben Macintyre, Sebastian Faulks, Ni
ck Hornby and Hilary Mantel.