Long Way Home: Love, life, death, and everything in between (Hardback)
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Long Way Home: Love, life, death, and everything in between (Hardback)

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Winner of Best Memoir at the Parliamentary Book Awards 2020

'Dan Jarvis's story is a belter. It's about love, loss, courage and determination told with his customary modesty which fails to disguise the amazing man behind the story' Alan Johnson

Dan Jarvis is an MP and a Mayor, but this is not a book about politics. This is a book about service and family - specifically his time serving in the elite Parachute Regiment, and the tragic death of his wife Caroline.

Dan used to be a soldier, and although soldiering provides the backdrop to some of the book, what it is really about is love, life and death - and all the stuff that goes in between. It is about making decisions when under extreme pressure, about keeping calm, keeping going and keeping a smile on your face - well, most of the time, anyway. Specifically, it is about the two biggest challenges Dan faced and the way he tried to cope with them - taking on the Taliban in Afghanistan, and losing his wife to cancer at a tragically young age.

For a long time Dan did not feel ready or able to talk about it, but ten years on, he now wants to tell the story. From the mortal danger and nerve-tangling fear of night-fighting in Helmand province to the aching heartache of bereavement, this is a unique and compelling memoir by a man of courage and character. Though it has been a hard book for Dan to write, it is a gripping and inspiring one to read.

Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
ISBN: 9781408710722
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 593 g
Dimensions: 236 x 160 x 36 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
Dan Jarvis's story is a belter. It's about love, loss, courage and determination told with his customary modesty which fails to disguise the amazing man behind the story -- Alan Johnson
This is an incredibly moving memoir -- Dan Snow
A terrific memoir; moving, heartfelt and genuinely engaging -- Joanne Harris
Imagine going off to war only to lose the one you love back home - a raw and gripping account of coping with war, risk, grief and being a single dad -- Christina Lamb

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“A Labour of Love”

Just finished this fantastic auto-biographical book by Dan Jarvis. You can tell that writing it was a labour of love, which is probably why it took him five years to complete. He does a great job of conveying the joys... More

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“Dan Jarvis Memoir is a page turner”

Memoir Long Way Home by Dan Jarvis, MP and a Metro Mayor, serving time in the Army, is a page turner. A lot of this true story had me in tears. Dan’s own story takes us through arriving in early September 1996 at the... More

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