Anatomy of a Soldier (Paperback)Harry Parker (author)
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My serial number is 6545-01-522. I was unpacked from a plastic case, pulled open, checked and reassembled. A black marker wrote BA5799 O POS on me and I was placed in the left thigh pocket BA5799’S combat trousers. I stayed there; the pocket was rarely unfastened.
Imagine if your whole life changed in the blink of an eye...
Captain Tom Barnes is leading British troops into a war zone when he is gravely injured by an exploding IED.
This devastating moment and the transformative months that follow are narrated here by forty-five objects, shifting back and forwards in time, separate pieces in a puzzle, telling one unforgettable story.
'Marvellously told' - Alan Bennett
'Alive to every nuance of feeling' - Hilary Mantel
'A brilliant book' - Edna O'Brien
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 309 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 22 mm
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