A Week on the Island.
A Week on the Island is a story of secrets, of two loves, sacrifice and of Hitler's war, both in England and in Germany.When retired school master Jerry Ramsey is left a substantial sum in the will of a man he has never met he returns to the Isle of Wight, his place of birth, intent on unravelling the mystery. As memories of his boyhood come flooding back and as he comes closer to the truth, Jerry rediscovers his first love and boyhood sweetheart, the now ageing Healey Collier, at the same time coming to understand why his solicitor father now long dead seemed to resent his son's disinclination to follow a career in the law.The story is seen through the eyes of Jerry as a boy, as a teenager and, finally as an old man. It also recounts the experiences of a prisoner of war on his forced return to post war Germany, and from both aspects the reader will come to understand the misery of conflict, the prejudices which it creates - and that love really does 'conquer all'.show more
- Paperback | 334 pages
- 152.4 x 228.6 x 19.3mm | 571.52g
- 23 Jan 2015
- Createspace Independent Pub