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Do Not Forget Me Quite By Richard Pike

Do Not Forget Me Quite

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John Hemingby is a loving husband and father, a musician, teacher and a man of peace. But when the Great War breaks out, trapping him and his family in France, John can no longer be at peace with himself. He feels strongly that he must help his country and his fellow man, but he will not kill...

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Do Not Forget Me Quite by Richard Pike

John Hemingby is a loving husband and father, a musician, teacher and a man of peace. But when the Great War breaks out, trapping him and his family in France, John can no longer be at peace with himself. He feels strongly that he must help his country and his fellow man, but he will not kill. Do Not Forget Me Quite tells of the effects of war on John's extended family, in London and abroad, after he decides to volunteer for service in the Medical Corps. His beloved artistic daughter, six-year-old Dorothy, is deeply distressed at his departure. She recalls, in old age, her unsettled early life. In the hell of the trenches, John undergoes shattering experiences beyond his imagining: these include crucial encounters with the wounded poet and composer Ivor Gurney, whose brilliant, unstable isolation is to find a profound echo in John's future. Gurney's bi-polar disorder, unknown and incurable at the time, is vividly presented. While Dorothy grows to a troubled womanhood, the separation and trauma of the times act on the Hemingby family, with results that mirror the tragic breaking of two generations in the war and its aftermath... Do Not Forget Me Quite is a compelling work of literary historical fiction that will appeal to anyone interested in the First World War, family life during times of conflict, and peace, and fans of Ivor Gurney. Author Richard's writing style has been compared to David Almond, and Richard also takes inspiration from the work of Jude Morgan.

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About Richard Pike


Richard Pike has been writing for most of his adult life, much of it for children. After a career as a lecturer and teacher of English, he took early retirement to concentrate on writing. Born in London and educated there and at Cambridge, he now lives with his partner Ann in South Lincolnshire.

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GOR006133807
Do Not Forget Me Quite by Richard Pike
Richard Pike
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Troubador Publishing
2014-07-28
432
1783064528
9781783064526
N/A
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