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Turvey : a military picaresque

Author: Earle Birney
Publisher: Toronto : McClelland and Stewart, 1963. ©1951
Series: New Canadian library, no. 34.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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.
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Genre/Form: Canadian fiction
Humorous fiction
Picaresque fiction
War fiction
Novels
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Earle Birney
OCLC Number: 2589161
Description: 286 pages ; 19 cm.
Series Title: New Canadian library, no. 34.
Responsibility: Earle Birney ; introduction: George Woodcock.

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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.

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