The Rules of Engagement

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£9.99

  • Author Name: K. A. Lalani
  • Format: Paperback
  • Publication Date: 28/04/2019

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ISBN: 9781912881024

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The Rules of Engagement begins on 28th June 1914 when the two protagonists will be enjoying an idyllic, warm weekend, unaware that events in the underbelly of Europe will have an impact on the entire world and their own lives within forty days. For the next three years, they are fighting on the Western Front, living each twenty-four hours as if it could be their last.

The two protagonists are Alex and Daniel (the Viscount Swiffen) – two young men from polar opposites of the social spectrum. They portray how World War One impacted all men of fighting age, whether they volunteered in the glorious summer of August in a flush of hyperbole or bided their time and hoped they could escape the call to arms…

K. A. Lalani lives in Crawley, West Sussex. He has worked in finance and accounting throughout his career. In his spare time, writing has always been his passion. In 2017, K. A. Lalani published Unto the Skies with The Book Guild (9781911320333), a biography of Amy Johnson – pioneering English aviatrix and the first female pilot to fly alone from Britain to Australia. History is a passion of his and this is his first fiction book.

2 reviews for The Rules of Engagement

  1. Rachael Thomas

    This is a beautifully written book, which takes you perfectly into pre-war Britain in the summer of 1914. Daniel, the Viscount Swiffen and Alex Conyer are as unprepared as each other for the war which threatens everyone. They have never met, and their lives couldn’t be more different, but for each of them, the unfolding war turns their lives upside down. Their paths cross during the story, which gives the reader a sense of the terror these men faced on the front line.
    Back at home, their families and loved ones hope for their return and this offers the reader another insight into the upheaval war caused everyone – soldier and civilian alike.
    I didn’t want the story to end and thoroughly recommend this debut novel.

  2. del boy

    Thoroughly enjoyed this story and found it difficult to put down once I started reading.

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