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Where My Heart Used to Beat

by Sebastian Faulks - £8.99  Vintage Publishing (Vintage) (2016)
paperback    ISBN 13: 9780099549246 | ISBN 10: 0099549247

A haunting tale of war, love and loss from the author of Birdsong and A Week in December.
 
The Sunday Times bestseller
 
On a small island off the south coast of France, Robert Hendricks – an English doctor who has seen the best and the worst the twentieth century had to offer – is forced to confront the events that made up his life. His host is Alexander Pereira, a man who seems to know more about his guest than Hendricks himself does.
 
The search for the past takes us through the war in Italy in 1944, a passionate love that seems to hold out hope, the great days of idealistic work in the 1960s and finally – unforgettably – back into the trenches of the Western Front.
 
This moving novel casts a long, baleful light over the century we have left behind but may never fully understand. Daring, ambitious and in the end profoundly moving, this is Faulks’s most remarkable book yet.

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