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An Ice-cream War Summary
William Boyd (writer)

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An Ice-cream War Summary

Plot Summary

The novel An Ice Cream War takes place between the years 1914 and 1919. The action takes place mostly in the European colonies of East Africa and England. People of a variety of backgrounds are affected by the largest and most costly of wars in world history up to that time. Some of the characters expect war, and some doubt it will occur. None of the characters have any idea how devastating the war will be to everyone, even those far from the battlefield.

The novel begins in German East Africa in the months prior to the outbreak of war in Europe. Walter Smith owns a farm across the border in British East Africa, and he has traveled to Dar-es-Salaam to purchase coffee seedlings to plant on his farm. Walter is an American who lives in Africa and enjoys a pleasant relationship with his distant neighbors, British and German alike...

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