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The absolutist

Author: John Boyne
Publisher: Bath : Windsor, 2011.
Edition/Format:   book_largeprint : Fiction : English : Large print edView all editions and formats
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"September 1919: 20 year-old Tristan Sadler takes a train from London to Norwich to deliver some letters to Marian Bancroft. Tristan fought alongside Marian{u2019}s brother Will during the Great War, but in 1917 Will laid down his guns on the battlefield, declared himself a conscientious objector and was shot as a traitor, an act which has brought shame and dishonour on the Bancroft family. But the letters are not  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Historical fiction
War fiction
Large type books
General fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Boyne
ISBN: 9781445857961 1445857960 9781445857978 1445857979
OCLC Number: 751718199
Notes: Standard print ed. originally published: London : Doubleday, 2011.
Description: 349 pages (large print) ; 24 cm
Responsibility: John Boyne.

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"September 1919: 20 year-old Tristan Sadler takes a train from London to Norwich to deliver some letters to Marian Bancroft. Tristan fought alongside Marian{u2019}s brother Will during the Great War, but in 1917 Will laid down his guns on the battlefield, declared himself a conscientious objector and was shot as a traitor, an act which has brought shame and dishonour on the Bancroft family. But the letters are not the real reason for Tristan{u2019}s visit. He holds a secret deep in his soul. One that he is desperate to unburden himself of to Marian, if he can only find the courage. As he recalls his friendship with Will, from the training ground at Aldershot to the trenches of Northern France, he speaks of how the intensity of their friendship brought him both happiness and self-discovery as well as despair and pain"--Publisher description.

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