My Dear I Wanted to Tell You (Paperback)
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My Dear I Wanted to Tell You (Paperback)

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Paperback Published: 05/01/2012
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A letter, two lovers, a terrible lie. In war, truth is only the first casualty. 'Inspires the kind of devotion among its readers not seen since David Nicholls' One Day' The Times While Riley Purefoy and Peter Locke fight for their country, their survival and their sanity in the trenches of Flanders, Nadine Waveney, Julia Locke and Rose Locke do what they can at home. Beautiful, obsessive Julia and gentle, eccentric Peter are married: each day Julia goes through rituals to prepare for her beloved husband's return. Nadine and Riley, only eighteen when the war starts, and with problems of their own already, want above all to make promises - but how can they when the future is not in their hands? And Rose? Well, what did happen to the traditionally brought-up women who lost all hope of marriage, because all the young men were dead? Moving between Ypres, London and Paris, My Dear I Wanted to Tell You is a deeply affecting, moving and brilliant novel of love and war, and how they affect those left behind as well as those who fight.

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN: 9780007361441

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“Good but not Great”

There seems to have been a spate of WWI books recently of which I have consumed my fair share so I waited a while after publication before investigating this story out of fear of over-exposure. I have also waited a... More

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21st August 2012
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“It's not 'Birdsong'”

Please read this book but try not to compare it with Birdsong, because it's not. The only comparison is that it is based in WWl. This is a wonderfully compact social history of that time. Excellent research has... More

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