The Long Journey Home
by Cecily Blench
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Pub Date 10 Jun 2021 | Archive Date 10 Jun 2021
Bonnier Books UK, Zaffre
A moving and powerful novel of love, secrets and redemption in a country torn apart by war. For readers of Kate Furnivall and Dinah Jefferies.
It's 1941 and Kate is living in Rangoon, Burma. A world away from her traditional English upbringing, she is bewitched by the country and the kindness of the Burmese people. When Edwin, a young teacher from London, starts working in the government office with her, a friendship develops between them. But Kate can sense that Edwin has secrets and is looking for a place to call home - something she shares.
As their bond grows, Kate begins to understand Edwin's past and the tragic events that brought them both to Burma. But war is coming and, when the Japanese invade, Kate and Edwin are forced to flee, along with thousands of others. They begin a perilous journey to India but soon become separated. As Kate continues alone, she can't get the troubled young man she has come to care so deeply for out of her head.
With the fallout of war all around them, in a place far from home, will Kate and Edwin survive their journey and find the new beginning they both seek?
The Long Journey Home is the winner of the Wilbur Smith Adventure Writing Prize, Best Unpublished Manuscript Award.
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Average rating from 8 members
A real page turner from the very beginning. descriptive writing transports you to another world. Historically and geographically correct in every detail, well researched. Cecily Blench is an excellent writer. I look forward to reading her work again in the not to distant future. Fiction that has you believing and wanting more.
Rich in emotion and description this book is just amazing. i fell in love with Kate and the way she and Edwin not just connected but also collided. I felt a lot of emotion reading this story and it is written beautifully. highly recommended as its such a wonderful read.