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The Railway Man By Eric Lomax

The Railway Man
by Eric Lomax

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NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE STARRING COLIN FIRTH, NICOLE KIDMAN AND JEREMY IRVINEDuring the second world war Eric Lomax was forced to work on the notorious Burma-Siam Railway and was tortured by the Japanese for making a crude radio.
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The Railway Man by Eric Lomax

NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE STARRING COLIN FIRTH, NICOLE KIDMAN AND JEREMY IRVINE During the second world war Eric Lomax was forced to work on the notorious Burma-Siam Railway and was tortured by the Japanese for making a crude radio. Left emotionally scarred and unable to form normal relationships Lomax suffered for years until, with the help of his wife Patti and the Medical Foundation for the Care of Victims of Torture, he came to terms with what had happened and, fifty years after the terrible events, was able to meet one of his tormentors. The Railway Man is an incredible story of innocence betrayed, and of survival and courage in the face of horror. Winner of the Waterstones Esquire Award for Non-Fiction, the JR Ackerley Prize and the NCR Book Award.

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The Railway Man Reviews


"What a great book. What a great man" -- Harry Ritchie * Daily Mail *
"Forget the grueling films, just read the brilliant books" * Independent *
"This beautiful, awkward book tells the story of a fine and awkward man. Here, I think, is an account that rises above mere timeliness and comes near to being a classic of autobiography" -- Ian Jack * Guardian *
"When I turned to the book, the complexity of Lomax's emotions came alive and burned off the page" * Independent *
"Of all the billions of words that have been written about the Second World War, with the exception of Churchill's Nobel Prize winning history, it is not an exaggeration to say there is no account of it more worth reading that this. Wistfully romantic, historically important, startling, horrifying and ultimately electrifyingly uplifting, The Railway Man is as indispensable as any book can be." -- Tom Peck * Independent *

About Eric Lomax


Eric Lomax was born in 1919. During the Second World War he was captured and tortured by the Japanese Army and forced to work on the notorious Burma-Siam railway. He met and forgave his torturer in 1995. Eric Lomax died in October 2012.

Additional information

GOR000546946
The Railway Man by Eric Lomax
Eric Lomax
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Vintage Publishing
1996-06-06
256
0099582317
9780099582311
Winner of Joe Ackerley Prize 1996 Winner of J.R. Ackerley Prize 1996 Winner of NCR Book Award 1996 Winner of AT & T Non-Fiction Award 1996 Winner of Esquire/Apple/Waterstone Non-Fiction Award 1995 Short-listed for McVities Prize for Scottish Writer of the Year 1995
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
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