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When I Come Home Again

(2020)
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**From the highly acclaimed author of The Photographer of the Lost, a BBC Radio 2 Book Club Pick**

‘A powerful story that’s achingly moving and most beautifully written. Readers of Maggie O’Farrell and Helen Dunmore are likely to enjoy’ Rachel Hore
 
They need him to remember. He wants to forget.

1918.
In the last week of the First World War, a uniformed soldier is arrested in Durham Cathedral. When questioned, it becomes clear he has no memory of who he is or how he came to be there.
 
The soldier is given the name Adam and transferred to a rehabilitation home. His doctor James is determined to recover who this man once was. But Adam doesn’t want to remember. Unwilling to relive the trauma of war, Adam has locked his memory away, seemingly for good.
 
When a newspaper publishes a feature about Adam, three women come forward, each claiming that he is someone she lost in the war. But does he believe any of these women? Or is there another family out there waiting for him to come home?

Based on true events, When I Come Home Again is a deeply moving and powerful story of a nation’s outpouring of grief, and the search for hope in the aftermath of war.

'Page turning, mysterious, engrossing and compelling' Lorna Cook

'A compulsive, heart-wrenching read' Liz Trenow

‘Caroline Scott evokes the damage and desolation of the Great War with aching authenticity, and her writing is exquisite' Iona Grey

'This beautiful and moving book drew me in from the first line and held me enthralled until the very end' Fiona Falpy

'Wonderful and evocative… about the repercussions and tragedy of war' Suzanne Goldring

Genre: Historical

Praise for this book

"Wonderful and evocative . . . it was immediately intriguing and had the ring of truth. But what I realised . . . is that it is so much more subtle and complex than being just the journey to discover who Adam really is. It is not only about memory and identity, it's about the repercussions and tragedy of war, reaching out across vast swathes of society." - Suzanne Goldring

"A powerful story that’s achingly moving and most beautifully written. Readers of Maggie O’Farrell and Helen Dunmore are likely to enjoy When I Come Home Again." - Rachel Hore


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November 2020 : Australia Kindle edition
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Author(s): Caroline Scott
Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


October 2020 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: When I Come Home Again: A beautiful and heartbreaking WWI novel, based on true events
Author(s): Caroline Scott
Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK
Availability: Amazon UK