The Small Back Room

by Nigel Balchin | Literature & Fiction | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: 0304356948 Global Overview for this book
Registered by Jenny-G of Croydon, Victoria Australia on 3/22/2015
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Journal Entry 1 by Jenny-G from Croydon, Victoria Australia on Sunday, March 22, 2015
Book received after recent Diabetes support group meeting for reading and re-release.

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From back cover:
"Sammy Rice is a weapons scientist, one of the 'back room boys' of the Second World War. A crippling disability has left him cynical and disillusioned; he struggles against a drink problem at home, and politics and petty pride at work. Worse still, he fears he is not good enough for the woman he loves.

But the enemy are dropping a new type of booby bomb, causing many casualties. Only Sammy has the know-how to defuse it - and as he comes face to face with real danger, a bomb which has blown apart braver and better men than he, all the old inadequacies return to haunt him . . . Can he, at last, prove his worth, and put his demons to rest?"

Journal Entry 2 by Jenny-G at Croydon, Victoria Australia on Tuesday, September 22, 2015
Book has been neatly covered to protect it on its journey, with a special sticker on the front.

Journal Entry 3 by Jenny-G at Croydon, Victoria Australia on Saturday, September 29, 2018
2018/#10 22mar18

Didn't finish this, found it too heavy going as it didn't 'flow' for me.

Here's hoping future readers enjoy it.

Imdb - The Small Back Room (1949) from Imdb starring David Farrar, Jack Hawkins and Kathleen Byron.
"As the Germans drop explosive booby-traps on Britain in 1943, the embittered expert who'll have to disarm them fights a private battle with alcohol. "

Released 3 mos ago (12/12/2018 UTC) at Kilsyth Club - Cnr Canterbury & Colchester Rds in Kilsyth, Victoria Australia


Book left on side table in members lounge at around 2.30pm Wednesday, 12 December 2018.

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