"What a wonderful story.
I started reading on the way
home and just finished. What
an inspirational, adventurous, lovely and tragic story,
artfully told in a style that was so easy to read and
captivating, it was virtually impossible to put down until I
turned the last page.
You have me looking forward to
your next work."
"This is the
type of story that's not seen often enough; about the
aftermath of war and what happens to the survivors.
It's also a reminder that wars
aren't fought by generals; they're fought by ordinary people
and the suffering they endure can go on for a lifetime‚Ä¶
It's also the story of
individual bravery; of people like the author's great aunt
who did what was necessary and faced great hardship and
risks, including capture by the enemy.
If I have a complaint about
the book, it's that I wanted to read more; to know more
about these people and their lives. The contribution they
made to the world we live in today deserves to be
Meehan has a rare gift of combining personal focus and
history's wide-angle lens.
In representing a single life,
Maggie's Choice encapsulates the most fundamental
transformations of the 20th Century in a way that readers
will find both engaging and urgently relevant."
Jeff Clarke, freelance writer
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