My Dear, I Wanted to Tell You

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My Dear, I Wanted to Tell You

My Dear, I Wanted to Tell You

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La storia sconvolgente di Riley Purefoy e Nadine Waveney muove il lettore attraverso vicessitudini e sofferenze altrui con il pungolo fisso nella mente del ricongiungimento, della giustizia, perché in un mondo giusto questo romanzo non si sarebbe nemmeno dovuto scrivere.

It takes a while for the full power of Louisa Young's remarkable My Dear I Wanted To Tell You to become apparent, but when it does, it can hardly fail to move you. Peter Locke meanwhile, verging on a nervous breakdown, arrives home in Sidcup to beautiful, but shallow and seemingly self-absorbed wife, Julia, whose only aim in life appears to be to keep herself lovely for her husband, and who is bitterly disappointed when Peter cannot bring himself to put the war behind him and enjoy his leave with her.The passionate recounting of early plastic surgery -- the vanities AND the essential reconstructive work -- are also fascinating -- and make 1917 seem not so very far away.

Meanwhile, Nadine and Riley’s bonds are tested as well by a terrible injury and the imperfect rehabilitation that follows it, as both couples struggle to weather the storm of war that rages about them. Captain Purefoy and Major Peter Locke are both interesting, flawed characters, and the different paths they take to cope with the trenches are fascinating. What really grabbed me at the beginning of the book was the spiky character of the boy Riley, when he falls in the Round Pound in Kensington, and ends up being linked or connected to a 'well-to-do' family which takes him out of his own class background to some extent. My dear I wanted to tell you is a 2011 novel by Lousia Young about young up-and-coming officer Riley Purefoy, the girl he loves, his CO, the girl he loves, and his cousin, whom nobody loves. Peter is nice enough but less than interesting and his wife Julia is a vapid and tedious character on whom far too much time is wasted.I loved how Rose, who was never expected to marry and felt ineffective because of it, suddenly felt she had a place in the world. Eventually, they are separated by her parents who refuse to send her to Sir Arthur’s for lessons if Riley is still working there, which ultimately pushes Riley to see his fortunes through a different lens and join the military. Riley: He has a bit of a same sex encounter and decides to run off to war to prove he's a real man, not a "nancy. Young's descriptions are clear and technical, and the atmosphere of the hospital is palpable, frightening, inspiring and painful.

Unusually for me I can remember scenes and plots in vivid detail, which is definitely the sign of a good book. I didn't really feel caught up in it until the second half, when it settles down and became (for me) far more involving and moving. Other times, however, the writing feels stilted and awkward, with forced exclamations making their way into the soldiers' speech just to make them sound more realistic. While there were aspects I liked and admired very much, on the whole this is a novel that felt too unbalanced to be truly good.The first half of the story moves between the men in the trenches and the women who wait for them – Nadine, now a VAD nurse in London, Julia Locke, Peter's listless and beautiful wife bored at home in Sidcup, and Rose, Peter's saintly and unmarried sister. The prose took some getting used to and not having read any of Young’s previous works, I’m not sure if it’s her style, but the lengthy descriptive sentences with excessive comma’s aggravated me at times, but that could have been just me. Also the vast conspiracy of silence that was preserved by those fighting to protect the people they were fighting for. Toch ziet niet iedereen de toekomst somber in, Rose Locke – Peters nichtje en Rileys voormalige verpleegster – beseft dat er voor haar als vrouw onafhankelijkheid in het verschiet ligt. This leads you through the reasons the character chooses a certain path causing empathy with each person although there are wince inducing moments.

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