by Sebastian Faulks | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0099387913 Global Overview for this book
Registered by boreal of Dunedin, Otago New Zealand on 12/9/2003
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Journal Entry 1 by boreal from Dunedin, Otago New Zealand on Tuesday, December 9, 2003
Bought especially to be my 200th registered book.

A 20-year-old Englishman named Stephen Wraysford, finds his true love on a trip to Amiens in 1910. Unfortunately, she's already married, the wife of a wealthy textile baron. Wrayford convinces her to leave a life of passionless comfort to be at his side, but things do not turn out according to plan. Wraysford is haunted by this doomed affair and carries it with him into the trenches of World War I.

I read it a while ago but intend to reread it.

Journal Entry 2 by boreal from Dunedin, Otago New Zealand on Wednesday, January 7, 2004
Well I have finished the re-reading and it was just as good the second time around. It is so well written and moving. What a waste of young lives WW1 was. This was illustrated well when Stephens granddaughter visits France and sees a huge memorial arch covered in names. When she asks if these are all the dead of the war in France she is told that "no, they are just the unfound" and when she asks if its the unfound for all of France she is told it is just for one battle and battlefield.

Personal collection.

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