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- DescriptionThe powerful, award-winning vel of World War II, which Publishers Weekly called a small classic, deeply touching and true. 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 t 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 t 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. With this absorbing story of one family, Melvyn Bragg conveys the experience of millions in the aftermath of the Second World War. The Soldier's Return is a taut, profoundly moving vel by a writer at the height of his powers. Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Arcade, Yucca, and Good Books imprints, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in fiction--vels, vellas, political and medical thrillers, comedy, satire, historical fiction, romance, erotic and love stories, mystery, classic literature, folklore and mythology, literary classics including Shakespeare, Dumas, Wilde, Cather, and much more. While t every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might t otherwise find a home.
- Author BiographyMelvyn Bragg is an English broadcaster and the author of more than a dozen novels, including The Cumbrian Trilogy and The Soldier's Return Quartet, as well as numerous works of nonfiction. The Soldier's Return won the WH Smith Literary Award as best novel of the year in 2000. In 1998 Bragg was named a life peer.
- Author(s)Melvyn Bragg
- PublisherSkyhorse Publishing
- Date of Publication21/05/2015
- FormatPaperback / softback
- SubjectHistorical & Mythological Fiction
- Place of PublicationNew York
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintArcade Publishing
- Weight363 g
- Width140 mm
- Height208 mm
- Spine23 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US),Unsewn / adhesive bound
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