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When I Come Home Again Reviews

When I Come Home Again  by Caroline Scott

When I Come Home Again: A beautiful and heartbreaking WWI novel, based on true events

Caroline Scott

4.17 out of 5

3 reviews

Imprint: Simon & Schuster Ltd
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd
Publication date: 29 Oct 2020
ISBN: 9781471192173

Based on true events, When I Come Home Again is a deeply moving and powerful story of a nation's outpouring of grief, and the search for hope in the aftermath of the First World War. From the highly acclaimed author of The Photographer of the Lost, a BBC Radio 2 Book Club pick.

4 stars out of 5
Nick Rennison
22 Nov 2020

"(A) haunting tale in unpretentious but persuasive prose"

Like her poignant debut, The Photographer of the Lost, Caroline Scott’s second novel is concerned with the aftermath of the First World War and the struggle to make sense of its losses...

Scott unravels her haunting tale in unpretentious but persuasive prose. 

Reviews

4 stars out of 5
Antonia Senior
11 Oct 2020

"a superb and quietly devastating novel about grief, hope and the horrific aftershocks of war."

Extraordinarily, Caroline Scott’s novel is based on true events. She has written a superb and quietly devastating novel about grief, hope and the horrific aftershocks of war.

5 stars out of 5
23 Sep 2020

"A carefully nuanced complex story."

When a WW1 soldier with complete memory loss is discovered in Durham cathedral, more than one woman steps forward to claim him as her own. But the past is a place he has shut away, and in his powerful psychological novel, Scott explores the mental health of everyone invlved in the soldiers life. A carefully nuanced complex story.