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One of those books you can't put down
on 5 April 2010
One of those books that will make you utterly unsocial until you finish it.
The author is shot down over Germany in ww2 and this book follows his frankly, quite incredible, attempts to escape from captivity. This is a book from the old days....the good guys have names like "stinker" and "the turk" and the bad guys wear leather coats and are slightly effeminate (whilst they beat the hero to a pulp!). The book is incredibly well written and truly inspiring....without spoiling anything he faces the most demoralising setbacks and frustrations at the gates of victory....that he claws his way back again and again is astounding.
Enjoy, but clear your diary out for a day or two beforehand !