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Hardback:The Narrow Road to the Deep North:2014 The Narrow Road to the Deep North
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Author: Flanagan, Richard
Publication year: 2014
Language: English
Media Hardback
Classification: F
Publisher: Chatto & Windus, 2014
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 0701189053 9780701189051
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Forever after, there were for them only two sorts of men: the men who were on the Line, and the rest of humanity, who were not. In the despair of a Japanese POW camp on the Burma Death Railway, surgeon Dorrigo Evans is haunted by his love affair with his uncle's young wife two years earlier. Struggling to save the men under his command from starvat
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Paperback:The Narrow Road to the Deep North:2015
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An amazing tale of heroism, very ordinary life, huge life changing events, emotions, dreams. It's sparse and, despite the enormity of its scope and breadth, it conveys accurately a clear sense of atmosphere and feeling. The heat and lassitude of an Australian summer can leave the reader feeling spent. The awfulness of the invasive, life-sapping Siamese jungle leaves one with a sense of claustrophobia. The lack of humanity shown by the Japanese guards in the P.O.W camps is truly shocking, but it gives the reader an insight into a mind-set that is alien to the West. Dorrigo Evans is a young medical doctor. He achieves huge success in his career, which is out of character in his passivity. It is as if things happen despite himself. Especially as a POW, he displays the grit and sense of purpose, but is less than likable: he marries a woman for whom he has no real feeling and has affairs. He addresses medical conferences and accepts plaudits whilst appearing almost unconnected to them.
24/11/18
SF Jacques Lane
Bedford
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Paperback:Gould's book of fish, a novel in twelve fish:2003
Author: Flanagan, Richard
Year 2003
Language: English
Media Paperback
Publisher: Atlantic
Resource type: Physical
404p, ill. (some col.) (Pbk)
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Paperback:The Narrow Road to the Deep North:2015
Author: Flanagan, Richard
Year 2015
Language: English
Media Paperback
Publisher: Vintage Books
Resource type: Physical
480p (Pbk)
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Just fabulous. For those who like a serious but accessible read
08/11/17
GFD
Glasgow - old
1848870779
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Paperback:Wanting:2010
Author: Flanagan, Richard
Year 2010
Language: English
Media Paperback
Publisher: Atlantic
Resource type: Physical
252p (Pbk)
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8308062946
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Hardback:Pragnienie:2017
Author: Flanagan, Richard
Year 2017
Language: Polish
Media Hardback
Publisher: Wydawnictwo Literackie
Resource type: Physical
252 pages (pbk)
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8308064671
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Hardback:Nieznana terrorystka:2018
Author: Flanagan, Richard
Year 2018
Language: Polish
Media Hardback
Publisher: Wydawnictwo Literackie
Resource type: Physical
329p (Hbk)
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