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New WW2 Time Travel Novel - "The Outsider"

Discussion in 'WWII Books & Publications' started by authorhingston, Jul 26, 2015.

  1. authorhingston

    authorhingston New Member

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    Hello All,

    I'm writing this post to tell you about this exciting new book, "The Outsider", set in the midst of the 'Battle of the Bulge'. We've produced a short promotional film for your enjoyment, which can be seen here:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ws7lJasf5iY

    Two foes meet in no-man’s land, deep in the Belgian Ardennes forest in December 1944. One is an innocent medical student who has never seen combat, the other is a battle-hardened Hitler Youth. But the student is from the present day, and is initially unaware he has travelled back in time.

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    Written by international author, Peter Hingston, this gripping yet heart-warming human story is set against the engrossing backdrop of the Battle of the Bulge, the largest battle fought by the US Army during WW2.

    This promotional video features the work of Ross Madison, co-winner at the 4th Young Filmmaker International Festival in Brazil (2014). Produced on a very tight budget, we feel that the actors (both drama students) excelled themselves.

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    Novel: “The Outsider”, ISBN: 9780906555279 (also available on Kindle). Published by: www.hingston-publishing.co.uk

    On Amazon: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Outsider-December-1944-Belgium/dp/0906555272/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1437910197&sr=8-1&keywords=the+outsider+peter+hingston


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    Thanks for having a look.
     
  2. KJ Jr

    KJ Jr Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for sharing
     
  3. authorhingston

    authorhingston New Member

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    Whats a modern person's perspective going to add?
     
  5. authorhingston

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    Well the author's idea was that by viewing the events of that battle through the eyes of a 21st century civilian, it would not only be easier for the readers to relate to him, but also to show just how extraordinary the situations were that mere 19 year olds could find themselves in then.

    The time travel element also adds potential for some exciting themes in the book, such as:
    Can he be hurt in the past?
    How will he get back to the present day again?
    What will the people he meets think of him?
    Is he in mortal danger?
    Is the prospect of 'altering' history a problem?
     
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    When writing this book, the author felt very strongly that he must write it with an anti-war sentiment. He treats the events of history with solemn respect, but don't expect any gung-ho heroics in this story, rather more sensitive ideas about how different people with different backgrounds were affected by, and brought together or torn apart by the conflict.
     

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