The Soldier's Return

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  • Paru le : 22/06/2000
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When Sam Richardson returns in 1946 from the 'Forgotten War' in Burma to Wigton in Cumbria, he finds the town little changed. But the war has changed... > Lire la suite
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When Sam Richardson returns in 1946 from the 'Forgotten War' in Burma to Wigton in Cumbria, he finds the town little changed. But the war has changed him, broadening his horizons as well as leaving him with traumatic memories. In addition, his six-year-old son now barely remembers him, and his wife has gained a sense of independence from her wartime jobs. As all three strive to adjust, the bonds of loyalty and love are stretched to breaking point m this taut and profoundly moving novel, which captures what millions experienced in the aftermath of the Second World War. 'Unsentimental, truthful and wonderful' Beryl Bainbridge, Independent's Books of the Year 'An outstandingly good novel ... One of the best English novels of the last ten years ... utterly credible, utterly compelling, and very enjoyable' Allan Massie, Scotsman 'I like The Soldier's Return a lot. It is deeply felt, beautifully realised' John Sutherland, The Sunday Times 'Sympathetic, touching, infinitely believable... This is a highly accomplished novel' DJ Taylor, Literary Review 'Strong, straightforward, explicit, evocative ... It is common to compare Bragg to Hardy, Lawrence and Housman as a novelist of place, but more than anyone he reminds me of JB Priestley. He has the same much underrated strengths' Geoffrey Moorhouse, Daily Telegraph 'The first Great War carne alive in Faulk's Birdsong; the second Great War, and in particular the Burma campaign, comes very much alive in Melvyn Bragg's new novel ... wholly absorbing' John Bayley, Evening Standard
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  • Date de parution : 22/06/2000
  • Editeur : Hodder & Stoughton
  • ISBN : 0-340-75101-0
  • EAN : 9780340751015
  • Format : Poche
  • Nb. de pages : 375 pages
  • Poids : 0.295 Kg
  • Dimensions : 12,8 cm × 19,8 cm × 2,3 cm

Biographie de Melvyn Bragg

Melvyn Bragg was born in 1939 in Wigton, Cumbria, and was educated there at the Nelson Thomlinson School. He subsequently read History at Oxford and alter university joined the BBC. His first novel, For Want of a Nail, was published in 1965 and since then his novels have included The Hired Alan, The Second Inheritance, Josh Lawton, The Maid of Buttermere and Credo. He is also the author of several works of non-fiction including Speak for England, an oral history of the twentieth century, and On Giants' Shoulders, a history of science based on the BBC Radio series. In addition to writing, Melvyn Bragg has worked extensively in television and radio. He is Controller of Arts at LWT and President of the National Campaign for the Arts, and in 1998 bc was made a life peer. He lives in London and Cumbria.

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