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The soldier's return : a novel

Author: Melvyn Bragg
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In the spring of 1946, ex-corporal Sam Richardson returns home from the "forgotten war" in Burma to his hometown of Wigton in Cumbria, England, to the joyful relief of his young wife, Ellen. He finds a town in which, seemingly, little has changed: the same twisting alleys, weavers' cottages, and medieval archways; and the same lack of prospects for an uneducated, working-class man like himself. Sam, however, has  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Material Type: Fiction, Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Melvyn Bragg
OCLC Number: 51205810
Notes: Originally published: New York : Arcade, c1999. 1st U.S. ed.
Previously published: London : Sceptre, 1999.
Description: 1 sound disc : digital, mono. ; 4 3/4 in.
Responsibility: Melvyn Bragg.

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In the spring of 1946, ex-corporal Sam Richardson returns home from the "forgotten war" in Burma to his hometown of Wigton in Cumbria, England, to the joyful relief of his young wife, Ellen. He finds a town in which, seemingly, little has changed: the same twisting alleys, weavers' cottages, and medieval archways; and the same lack of prospects for an uneducated, working-class man like himself. Sam, however, has changed. The war has not only left him with traumatic memories, which he tries to suppress, but also given him greater self-confidence and broadened his horizons. From her wartime jobs, Ellen, too, has gained a sense of independence she does not want to give up. And then there's six-year-old Joe, a baby when Sam volunteered, who can scarcely remember his father. As all three strive to adjust, the bonds of love and loyalty become stretched to the breaking point.-Dust jacket.

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