The Sage of Waterloo

The Sage of Waterloo

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Book - 2015
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"On June 17, 1815, the Duke of Wellington amassed his troops at Hougoumont, an ancient farmstead not far from Waterloo. The next day, the French attacked--the first shots of the Battle of Waterloo--sparking a brutal, day-long skirmish that left six thousand men either dead or wounded. William is a white rabbit living at Hougoumont today. Under the tutelage of his mysterious and wise grandmother Old Lavender, William attunes himself to the echoes and ghosts of the battle, and through a series of adventures he comes to recognize how deeply what happened at Waterloo two hundred years before continues to reverberate"--Amazon.com.
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Company, [2015]
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780393246919
0393246914
Characteristics: x, 224 pages ; 20 cm

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The Literary Legacy of Waterloo

Imagine you're standing in a wet, grassy field on a small hill. From this hill, you look over a large camp. There is smoke from the campfires, or is it from the artillery? Soldiers are mustering themselves under the blue, white and red banners. 26,000 of them will be dead by dusk. June 18 marks the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo. Napoleon Bonaparte’s loss was the decisive end t… (more)

The Literary Legacy of Waterloo

Imagine you're standing in a wet, grassy field on a small hill. From this hill, you look over a large camp. There is smoke from the campfires, or is it from the artillery? Soldiers are mustering themselves under the blue, white, and red banners. 26,000 of them will be dead by dusk. June 18 marks the 200 year anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo. Napoleon Bonaparte’s loss was the decisive e… (more)


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Aug 26, 2015

Charming, fuzzy, philosophical. Enjoyed learning about Waterloo, and also some about philosophy of war. Loved Watership Down, and loved this little book. The Sage of Waterloo stands on it's own, though. I believe that over the time the book will gain plenty of dog-ears

eferry Jul 08, 2015

A little bit disjunctive, this story tracks the life and experiences of a very special rabbit living in Hougoumont, the estate located close the Waterloo.

In a short but intense tale, Francombe shares not only information and anecdotes from the Battle of Waterloo, but ideas of life and memory in a place

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