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The One I Was

The One I Was

Escrito por Eliza Graham

Narrado por Sue Pitkin e Michael Page


The One I Was

Escrito por Eliza Graham

Narrado por Sue Pitkin e Michael Page

avaliações:
4.5/5 (10 avaliações)
Comprimento:
9 horas
Lançado em:
Apr 21, 2015
ISBN:
9781501247750
Formato:
Audiolivro

Descrição

Restless, troubled Rosamond Hunter has spent most of her life running away from the past, filled with guilt about her involuntary role in her mother's death. When her nursing job brings her back to Fairfleet, her childhood home, to care for an elderly refugee, she is forced to confront the ghosts that have haunted her for so long.

Her patient, Benny Gault, first came to Fairfleet, England, in 1939, having fled Nazi Germany on a Kindertransport train.

As his health fails, he and Rosamond begin to confide in each other. At first their tentative friendship revolves around the love they both shared for Rosamond's glamorous grandmother, Harriet, but as their trust in each other grows, guilty secrets are exposed and history is turned on its head.

From the acclaimed author of Playing with the Moon and Restitution comes a beautiful and haunting tale of friendship, redemption and forgiveness across generations.

Lançado em:
Apr 21, 2015
ISBN:
9781501247750
Formato:
Audiolivro


Sobre o autor

Eliza Graham lives in the Vale of the White Horse in Oxfordshire, with her husband, children and dogs. The History Room is her fourth novel.

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  • (5/5)
    I absolutely loved this book. It was well-written, well-researched, and kept me on my toes. I could never imagined the turns it was about to take, each twist was a shock. My heart ached with joy, distress, and longing as I watched Benny's life come to an end. But it was so much more than that - it was also watching his entire life and the lives of three generations of Fairfleet residents. It was a story of triumph, of failure, and of accepting in order to let go. Rosamond's employer knew that she'd be the perfect match for Benny Gault, but probably didn't know how perfect. Not only were there a myriad of secrets for Benny to reveal before he could die in peace, there were many more to be revealed by Rosamond before she could live in peace. The two are perfect soul-bearers for each other, each able to understand each other more than anyone else alive could.
  • (5/5)
    This book was really easy to get into and I loved it. The characters were pitched just right - even the nasty ones. The sort of story that leaves you wanting more -always the best kind!
  • (4/5)
    The One I Was tells of three different, but intertwined, stories. Benny Gault is an old man, dying at Fairfleet, his home. He came to England on the Kindertransport in 1939 but something is troubling him as he reaches the end of his life. Rosamond Hunter is the nurse appointed to look after him in his final days but she is linked to Fairfleet and being there may or may not be a good thing for her. And there is also the story of Clarissa and her children, Rose and Andrew, and what happened to them 30 years before Rosamond goes to look after Benny.This is a really interestingly weaved together story and although I guessed a couple of the plot developments, I still enjoyed reading them as they arose. I thought this was a well-plotted novel with interesting characters. A pleasant read that kept me turning the pages.