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The Return of Captain John Emmett - Elizabeth Speller
The Return of Captain John Emmett
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781844086085 (1844086089)
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Pages no: 384
Edition language: English
Series: Laurence Bartram (#1)
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Summer Reading Project, BookLikes Satellite
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5.0 The Return of Captain John Emmett, by Elizabeth Speller
Shell shock. Battle fatigue. Post-traumatic Stress Disorder. Society seems to have only started to take the condition seriously within the last few years. In Laurence Bartram’s time, just after the first World War, it was just considered weakness and cowardice and nerves. After the war, Laurence, li...
To Shoot or Not to Shoot
To Shoot or Not to Shoot rated it
3.0 The Return Of Captain John Emmett
Should be nearer 4 stars - so frustrating only having 5 stars to choose from..... Thoroughly enjoyed this book. Very well written. Complicated but the author did such a good job of steering me through the complications I didn't need to do a flow chart as I do with many books. Took a long time wrappi...
Thewanderingjew rated it
4.0 The Return of Captain John Emmett
It is just after WWI, when Captain John Emmett returns home to his family, and finds he cannot adjust to his life. The tragedy of events that he witnessed, during the war, have severely damaged his psyche. After an assault arrest, he is sent to a nursing home where it is hoped he will get well. Laur...
The City Of Invention
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2.0 The Aftermath Of The Great War
Two years after the end of the Great War, Laurence Bartram, an officer traumatized by his experience of a modern battlefield, is trying unsuccessfully to rebuild his life when he is approached by Mary, a childhood acquaintance who is trying to understand the suicide of her brother.Bartram's investig...
The Surly Dragon
The Surly Dragon rated it
Just started this book and although I am only 20 pages in and some might find it a bit of slow-starter, I am enjoying this work.Gave up forty pages later. The enjoyable slow start turned into complete and utter drudgery.Do not recommend.
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