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Viewing Entry - The rough road (S14901)
by Locke, William John.

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TitleThe rough road
Author / Responsible partyLocke, William John.
GenreHistorical fiction, War stories.
TopicsHistorical fiction, War stories. World War, 1914-1918 -- Fiction
Intended AudienceAdult
PublisherVisAbility Ltd.


The book tells the story of "Doggie" Trevor, who, having been wrapped in cotton wool since babyhood, becomes a snobbish rich dilettante. All this changes as World War I begins and Doggie takes a commission in the Army – with near disastrous results. However, he takes stock of his life and later signs on as a simple English Tommy. He fights in France alongside his friends and the book tells of his improving fortunes, his engagement to equally snobbish Peggy, and his adventures amidst the horrors of life in the trenches – and the unexpected consequences, as he travels the rough road to a happy conclusion. - Summary by Simon Evers

Additional Information

System control numberS14901
Original Print Publisher[London, UK] : John Lane The Bodley Head Ltd, 1918
NarratorSimon Evers.
Narrator NameSimon Evers.
Participant or performer noteSimon Evers.
Narrators GenderMale narrator