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Complete Surrender - The True Story of a Family's Dark Secret and the Brothers it Tore Apart at Birth by [Sharp, Dave, McEwan, Ian]
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Length: 308 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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"'Amazing...if you only buy one book this year, make it "Complete Surrender".' BBC Radio Oxford"

About the Author

Dave Sharp is a bricklayer by trade and a life-long supporter of his beloved Reading FC. This is his first book. Ian McEwan is one of the world's best loved living writers, the critically acclaimed author of many books including "The Cement Garden," "The Child in Tim," "Enduring Love," and "On Chesil Beach." His novel "Atonement" has recently been adapted as a major motion picture.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 598 KB
  • Print Length: 308 pages
  • Publisher: John Blake (8 Jun. 2009)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00AHGFF8Y
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars 73 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #161,718 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Loved this book, read it years ago and lost it. Reordered and enjoyed once more.
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Quick service - Good read
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I ordered this because I wanted to find out more about Ian McEwan, which I did. However I found the story of the brother's life really interesting in itself. It brought back many of my own and my husband's memories of bygone days, particularly of the 1950's and 1960's. There are some very sad moments in this book,as it's about the abandonment of a child. There's also a lot of traditional English humour! The quest to find his family and the amazing wartime history is just an added bonus. Highly recommended.
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i have been through a similar experience having found three of my blood family. This book so accurately described feelings that I had not been able to vocalise - so much so that I asked my daughter to read it so that she understood some of what I was going through. Excellently written - made me laugh but also made me cry. Didnt want to put it down
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very moving book..excellent read and hard to put down..recommended!..Dave Sharp had me gripped...you will be too!..it will make you so grateful for your parents.
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Format: Paperback
One of the most poignant books I have read in a long time - real mix of emotions talking about child abandonment to finding a family he never knew existed. Lots of humour within the sadness. Would recommend highly.
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Not many books have brought me close to tears, but this one has and for the right reasons. A story well worth reading.
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I purchased this book after reading a section detailing how the author was handed over on a train station to unknown people who wished to adopt him. My sister was handed over as a baby in much the same circumstances and the book was typical of how information was kept from children by adopted parents out of fear of loosing them. It appeared factual and although the author had a happy upbringing, being told earlier in his life he had siblings might have made his life even better. The story was well written and brought back memories of how I searched for my sister and eventually found her 60 years of age living in Australia where she had been taken as a child.
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