Country Life editor writes title for Viking

Country Life editor writes title for Viking

Viking has acquired a non-fiction title by Clive Aslet, editor-at-large of Country Life magazine, detailing the lives behind the names on a village war memorial.

Editorial director Eleo Gordon bought UK and Commonwealth rights in the title, All Quiet on the West Country Front: The Story of A Village War Memorial, through Annabel Merullo at PFD. Viking plans to publish in November 2013.

Gordon called it a "remarkable" book, which "focuses around the Lydford war memorial on which are inscribed the names of 23 local people who died for their country" through different conflicts, covering their lives both in the Devon countryside and in action.