Eight Hours From England by Anthony Quayle #IWM #BlogTour
Books / September 26, 2019

Eight Hours from England by Anthony Quayle – A candid account of SOE operations in occupied Europe described by Andrew Roberts as ‘As well as being one of our greatest actors, Anthony Quayle was an intrepid war hero and his autobiographical novel is one of the greatest adventure stories of the Second World War. Beautifully written and full of pathos and authenticity, it brings alive the terrible moral decisions that have to be taken by soldiers under unimaginable pressures in wartime.’  My Review Thanks to Anne from Random Things Tours and The IWM for my copy of Eight Hours From England by Anthony Quayle, my final review in the series of republished world war 2 works. 1943, Major John Overton, realising his partner doesn’t share his feelings, volunteers for SOE operations and finds himself posted to an Albania on the cusp of civil war. A struggle to over come a fraught political background, amongst many challenges, it’s a book that highlights the intricacies of the war. As much as this book is beautifully written and stated as a novel, it reads very much like Quayle’s Memoir, his alter ego being John Overton. It’s tense, and moving, whilst not filled was…