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  1. This book is based on an old diary found by the author and the story partly fictionalised. This book came highly recommended by readers on a web forum and although it only had a couple of reviews on 's UK site they were both glowing. Richard Wilde is 95 and told he doesn't have long to live, he decides in what little time he has left he wants to commit his family's story to paper so the secrets he has been hiding for decades will finally come out. The majority of the book is told from Richard's [...]

  2. This was a lovely story, sensitively handled. Richard Wilde is at the end of a long life and eager to set down the story of his family's darker side, its secrets, before his impending death. He is looked after by a young woman, Sharon and her small son who come to live in his large old farmhouse to take care of him. The growing affection between Richard, Sharon and the boy is beautifully told. Richard Wilde has been a farmer and a professional soldier in India and the tale of his life is grippin [...]

  3. What a beautifully written novel! I defy anyone to read this without a tear in their eye! What a lovely character Richard Wilde is. This book is well-written with a deep and complex story line. Well-rounded out characters and changes of pace from comfortable to horrific. This author is so good that I can't understand why she hasn't been snapped up by one of the publishing houses (more fool they!)I am intrigued by this quote from the description:-"This story, partly fictionalised, is taken from a [...]

  4. A superb book. A wonderful story that was easy to read and a cracking good tale. This is the first book I have read of hers and I will certainly look for more.

  5. A wonderful book, about a wonderful, honourable man, who recounts an amazing life. My new favourite book, that I will read again and again. Highly recommended.

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