The Soldier's return

Registered by daffodil-2 of Norwich, Norfolk United Kingdom on 2/27/2019
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Journal Entry 1 by daffodil-2 from Norwich, Norfolk United Kingdom on Wednesday, February 27, 2019
This paperback was given to me by my sister-in-law C. for bookcrossing.
It tells the story of Sam Richardson who returns from the "Forgotten War" in Burma to find that the war has changed him and his six year old son barely remembers him.

My husband started to read the book but said he found it very slow so got fed up with it and didn't get very far into it before he stopped. He didn't think it was very well-written, found it too "namby-pamby and domestic" and thinks maybe it would suit women more than men.
Well, we'll see-I'll put it on my bookshelf and give it a try in due course.

Journal Entry 2 by daffodil-2 at Norwich, Norfolk United Kingdom on Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Released 2 yrs ago (3/20/2019 UTC) at Norwich, Norfolk United Kingdom

CONTROLLED RELEASE NOTES:

This book was given to my friend Audrey W. today.

To the finder:-
Welcome to bookcrossing -you have found a travelling book. Please make a journal entry now to say where you found the book in case it has been moved. Then, when you have read it, please come back and make a further entry saying whether or not you enjoyed the book and why. It is now yours to do as you like with it, pass it to a friend or just leave it somewhere different for someone else to find and help it with its' journey. Of course if you can't bear to part with it at the moment then keep it, but please let me know that you have found it. If you join bookcrossing, which is free and spam-free, you can follow the book on its' travels as you will get an email each time it changes hands, but if you prefer to remain anonymous, that's fine too. Please also say what you intend to do with the book next. Thanks for coming onto the site to let me know you have found the book.

I already have books travelling in many countries around the world-a list can be found on my bookcrossing profile.

When re-releasing this book please be aware that airports are not a good place to leave books unless they have a specific book exchange shelf or area, due to security problems, so they may well just be disposed of. Also charity shops may well discard books that have been labelled in any way and they mostly chose only the books in the very best condition
to place on their shelves and discard the rest-so another bad release option.

Journal Entry 3 by daffodil-2 at Norwich, Norfolk United Kingdom on Sunday, February 9, 2020
This book is now back with me and on my tbr shelves

Journal Entry 4 by daffodil-2 at Norwich, Norfolk United Kingdom on Sunday, November 21, 2021
REVIEW:-"I really enjoyed this well-written novel which made me quite emotional at times. It made me think of how my own father would have felt when returning to the UK after serving in the 2nd World War and seeing his son for the first time. Old expressions like being "browned off" and "going to see a man about a dog" also made me think of my Dad. Mention of "£10 POMS" also resonated with me on a personal level as so many of my own family have lived overseas at times. The story itself was shocking in so many ways and I felt so much sympathy for Sam, Ellen and Joe as they tried to restart and maintain a normal family life against great odds. The flashbacks to the war in Burma were also shocking and makes me very glad to be living in peace in the UK."
Reserved for another bookcrosser.

Journal Entry 5 by daffodil-2 at Norwich, Norfolk United Kingdom on Thursday, November 25, 2021

Released 1 mo ago (11/24/2021 UTC) at Norwich, Norfolk United Kingdom

CONTROLLED RELEASE NOTES:

This book was sent to another bookcrosser as part of the UK Wishlist Tag Game.

To the finder:-
Welcome to bookcrossing -you have found a travelling book. Please make a journal entry now to say where you found the book in case it has been moved. Then, when you have read it, please come back and make a further entry saying whether or not you enjoyed the book and why. It is now yours to do as you like with it, pass it to a friend or just leave it somewhere different for someone else to find and help it with its' journey. Of course if you can't bear to part with it at the moment then keep it, but please let me know that you have found it. If you join bookcrossing, which is free and spam-free, you can follow the book on its' travels as you will get an email each time it changes hands, but if you prefer to remain anonymous, that's fine too. Please also say what you intend to do with the book next. Thanks for coming onto the site to let me know you have found the book.

I already have books travelling in many countries around the world-a list can be found on my bookcrossing profile.

When re-releasing this book please be aware that airports are not a good place to leave books unless they have a specific book exchange shelf or area, due to security problems, so they may well just be disposed of. Also charity shops may well discard books that have been labelled in any way and they mostly chose only the books in the very best condition
to place on their shelves and discard the rest-so another bad release option.

Journal Entry 6 by 4evagreen at Furness Vale, Derbyshire United Kingdom on Friday, November 26, 2021
This along with its friends arrived safely in a mystery package. I haven't read this, it looks interesting and I look forward to reading it. Many thanks for your very generous surprise offer.

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