The Return of Captain John Emmett
Publish date: March 4th 2010
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Pages no: 384
Edition language: English
, British Literature
, Book Club
, Historical Fiction
, Literary Fiction
, Historical Mystery
, Mystery Thriller
Series: Laurence Bartram (#1)
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...
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...
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...
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...
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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