The Soldier's Return

The Soldier's Return

Melvyn Bragg


'Unsentimental, honest and beautiful' Beryl Bainbridge, self sufficient Books of the yr while Sam Richardson returns in 1946 from the 'Forgotten warfare' in Burma to Wigton in Cumbria, he reveals town little replaced. however the battle has replaced him, broadening his horizons in addition to leaving him with tense thoughts. moreover, his six-year-old son now slightly recollects him, and his spouse has won a feeling of independence from her wartime jobs. As all 3 try to regulate, the bonds of loyalty and love are stretched to brink during this taut, and profoundly relocating novel. 'An outstandingly solid novel...utterly credible, completely compelling, and extremely relaxing' Allan Massie, Scotsman 'Deeply felt, fantastically realised' John Sutherland, Sunday occasions 'The first nice conflict got here alive in Faulks's Birdsong; the second one nice warfare, and particularly the Burma crusade, comes a great deal alive in Melvyn Bragg's The Soldier's go back - absolutely soaking up' John Bayley, night general 'Sympathetic, touching, infinitely believable...This is a hugely finished novel' D.J. Taylor, Literary evaluate

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