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by Nigel Farndale

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Author:
Nigel Farndale
ISBN13:
978-0385619134
ISBN:
0385619138
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Publisher:
Doubleday UK (July 15, 2013)
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Rating:
4.1
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841

The Road Between Us is an extraordinarily moving epic which tugs at the heart strings. Nigel Farndale captures beauty and misery in equal measure, weaving the two men's stories together so that the reader is constantly connected.

The Road Between Us is an extraordinarily moving epic which tugs at the heart strings. The 2 lovers, Anselm and Charles, while separated by homophobic laws, wars and the circumstances of the era, are inseparable because of the powerful bonds that exist between them.

Praise for The Road Between Us. Nigel Farndale’s magnificent nove. The beauty of this novel lies in Farndale’s ability to wrap some testing moral questions around a fantastic stor. book that has at its core a passionate examination of the meaning of love. ender, chilling and life-affirming, this book made me want to shout from the rooftops. Emily Maitlis, Book of the Year, Mail on Sunday. As the two stories, full of forbidden love and the horror of war, converge so you are left stunned.

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The Road Between Us book. Details (if other): Cancel. Thanks for telling us about the problem. by. Nigel Farndale. 457 printed pages. To read this book, upload an EPUB or FB2 file to Bookmate. 1939: In a hotel room overlooking Piccadilly Circus, two young men are arrested. As dark and nuanced as it is powerful and moving, The Road Between Us is a novel about survival, redemption and forbidden love. Its moral complexities will haunt the reader for days after the final page has been turned.

Between us. We can go back to the Chelsea Arts Club soon. I just don’t think we should push our luck there. To Alfie, Sam and Joe. ‘The heart wants what it wants, or else it does not care. PART ONE. I. FROM HIS ELEVATED VIEWPOINT, A HOTEL WINDOW THAT ALSO serves as a balcony door, Charles Northcote cannot see the foot on which Eros is balanced. ‘That’s as maybe, but there are limits to their tolerance. Charles turns his back to his friend again. NIGEL FARNDALE was born and raised in the Yorkshire Dales where he farmed with his father and grandfather, a veteran of the Trenches

The Road Between Us. Charles is court-martialled for 'conduct unbecoming'; Anselm is deported home to Germany for 're-education' in a brutal labour camp. NIGEL FARNDALE was born and raised in the Yorkshire Dales where he farmed with his father and grandfather, a veteran of the Trenches. He is the author of Haw-Haw: The Tragedy of William and Margaret Joyce, shortlisted for the Whitbread Award and the James Tait Black Memorial Prize, and of The Blasphemer, shortlisted for the 2010 Costa Novel Award.

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From the author of the acclaimed The Blasphemer, a stunning new novel ranging from forbidden love in World War Two to the painful return of a man kept hostage in today's Afghanistan. 1939: In a hotel room overlooking Piccadilly Circus, two young men are arrested. Charles is court-martialled for ‘conduct unbecoming’; Anselm is deported home to Germany for ‘re-education’ in a brutal labour camp. Separated by the outbreak of war, and a social order that rejects their love, they must each make a difficult choice, and then live with the consequences.2012: Edward, a diplomat held hostage for eleven years in an Afghan cave, returns to London to find his wife is dead, and in her place is an unnerving double – his daughter, now grown up. Numb with grief, he attempts to re-build his life and answer the questions that are troubling him. Was his wife’s death an accident? Who paid his ransom? And how was his release linked to Charles, his father?As dark and nuanced as it is powerful and moving, The Road Between Us is a novel about survival, redemption and forbidden love. Its moral complexities will haunt the reader for days after the final page has been turned.
  • I loved this story which spans generations of 2 families and 2 wars. The Road Between Us is an extraordinarily moving epic which tugs at the heart strings. While I'm not sure if the story is historically accurate, it does depict graphic accounts of the gruesomeness of war. The book's language is stunningly descriptive. The 2 lovers, Anselm and Charles, while separated by homophobic laws, wars and the circumstances of the era, are inseparable because of the powerful bonds that exist between them. The author goes to some length to describe the barriers that they must endure for the "love that dare not speak its name" and he succeeds in conveying the enormous cost for each of them personally and the ramifications for theirs and others' lives. Interwoven into this tale is the kidnapping of Charles' grandson some decades later by Afghan forces and his rescue and return to the UK to be reunited with his now adult daughter.

  • Nearly gave this five stars but reduced it to four simply because it all comes undone at the end so rapidly that I was a little disappointed. It is a deftly written tale with at its core, conflict - WWII and the current Afghan War - and the effect that they have on the protagonists. Charles & Edward's stories throw up moral issues that the author covers with sensitivity and style, leaving the reader with much to think about. In fact, I would go so far to say that it deserves a second reading - to date the only book I have ever read twice is War & Peace. Nigel Farndale captures beauty and misery in equal measure, weaving the two men's stories together so that the reader is constantly connected. A moving read.

  • This novel takes place in the time frames of 1940s Europe and the present day. The author moves effortlessly between stories, both are equally complex and engaging.
    The links that connect Charles and Anselm in the past with Edward in the present make for an engrossing story of love, betrayal and decisions made that will have consequences down the years.
    The book is well written, especially Edwards captivity in Afghanistan and how it informs his life and relationships in the future. Highly recommended.

  • I really enjoyed this book. It's carefully and cleverly structured so that the reader is carried along on a tale of tough love, struggle and mystery with an unexpected conclusion. I found myself thinking about the story long after I'd finished the book. I'd recommend this to anyone who enjoys a novel that sincerely explores human relationships i.e this isn't an action packed thriller or lighthearted romance. The author rather explores the very real tensions of love and lost love, integrity and fear; the fragility of human nature. Excellent book.

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    Beautifully drawn characters and the past skilfully set against present time make this a wonderful novel. Arresting imagery and thought-provoking issues. This novel has stayed with me.

  • It held one capitivated the whole time. Very sensitively written and covered a wide range of emotions and portrayed the period that it was set in very well.
    Well worth the read

  • I loved how the story developed and could not put the book down, wanting to find out the connection between Charles and Ansolm in the past and between Edward ad Freidrich in the present. The ending was very quick and I was left with a lot of unresolved questions one of them involving the love between Ansolm and Freidrich which occupied most of the book and which seems to have a rather flippant ending.

  • An amazing book. I have recommended it to lots of readers. A really different book, beautifully and cleverly written. I really enjoyed this book.