For Arabella, the Great War is a rather distant event. To her as a child, it is a vague catastrophe that adults talk about in hushed voices. There are the memorials and the ladies who visit her father to talk about lost sons, or women without husbands that her mother arranges charity for, but the war itself is distant. The flu has more of an impact, because that is how Jonathan’s mother died and one of her earliest memories is of him crying in their kitchen, trying to hide his tears. She’d sat close beside him, and cried on his behalf.
Title: The Great War
Characters: John Childermass, William De Lancey, Colquhoun Grant, John Segundus, Arabella Strange, Jonathan Strange, and Arthur Wellesley
Summary: The impact of the Great War on the characters in The Art of Ungentlemanly Warfare.
Author’s Notes: 101 words per character on the impact of the Great War. Not the most cheerful of fics, dealing as it does with some of the death and grief resulting from the war. Fics are in age order, from youngest character to oldest.