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Aspects of narrative 1: Notes on chapter 1.
Aspects of narrative 2 and 3: Notes on chapters 2 and 3.
Aspects of narrative 4 and 5: Notes on chapters 4 and 5.
Aspects of narrative 6 and 7: Notes on chapters 6 and 7.
Aspects of narrative 8 and 9: Notes on these two chapters.
Aspects of narrative 10: Notes and questions on the chapter.
Before the war 1: An extract and Rupert Brooke's 'Peace' with eight questions to look at similarities and authorial intention.
Chapters in Part 1: List of page numbers for each chapter.
Characters Part 1: A list of characters.
Part Three: Eight detailed questions on the opening to the first modern part of the story.
Past and present: A table for completion on the two time periods in the novel. Best photocopied on to A3 or displayed for students to copy down.
The men and the women: Notes and activities to help think about the male and female characters and context.
War dead 1: An extract and Wilfred Owen's 'Anthem for Doomed Youth' with one comparison question and two text transformation questions.
Weir's leave: Twelve questions about Weir's visit to his parents' house.