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Sergeant's Tale, A
Bernice Rubens
ISBN: 9780316726399 (0316726397)Dyddiad Cyhoeddi: Mawrth 2004  Cyhoeddwr: Little, Brown & Company
Fformat: Clawr Caled, 224 tudalen Iaith: Saesneg Allan o Stoc - Archebir yn ôl y galw Ein Pris: £15.99 
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Nofel sy'n dilyn tynged dau filwr ifanc - un sy'n hanner Iddew, hanner Catholig a'r llall sydd ag argyfwng hunaniaeth - wedi iddynt gael eu cipio gan derfysgwyr ym Mhalesteina yn 1947. Mae'r stori'n seiliedig ar ddigwyddiadau gwir.

The novel follows the fates of two young soldiers - one half-Jewish, half-Catholic and another who has an identity crisis - as they are kidnapped in Palestine by terrorists in 1947, a year before the Israeli War of Independence. The story is based on true events.
Bernice Rubens is from a Jewish-Welsh background and both these ancestral threads are reflected in the pages of her latest novel. It is set in Palestine in 1947, a period when the country was under a British Mandate. It was a time when the UN recommended partition between Jews and Arabs. The Israelis were flocking to the leadership of Menachim Begin and his Irgun terrorist movement, in an attempt to overthrow the existing order.

Two British army officers, Will Griffiths from south Wales and David Millar, are reluctantly drawn into the increasingly sinister conflict when they find themselves working in the intelligence sector. Both are very close friends. David is half Jewish himself and much of the interest of the novel rests on his ambivalent sense of allegiance. His position is further complicated when he meets, befriends and eventually falls deeply in love with Hannah, a Jew. But things really come to a head when the two men are kidnapped by Irgun terrorists. A widespread search is organised in order to find them, but it would be wrong of me to reveal here what occurs next.

Bernice Rubens is always utterly convincing and never more so than here. The authentic historical atmosphere of the story is enhanced by brief appearances by political figures of the time, notably David Ben Gurion and Richard Crossman. Highly recommended.

Dewi Roberts

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