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Walking Tall Paperback – 1 Oct 1989

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  • Paperback: 200 pages
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC; New edition edition (Oct. 1989)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0747504997
  • ISBN-13: 978-0747504993
  • Product Dimensions: 1.9 x 11.4 x 17.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 387,433 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I knew little about Simon Weston, and spontaneously purchased this book, thinking that I recognised him and would like to know more detail about what happened in the war from his pesonal percpective.
I was hooked from page one onwards, the writing style flows and really brings out his personality. Starting with childhood in Whales, we get an insight into his character developement, and sense how he found himself through the friendships formed in the unique situation of soldier training at various different posts, including Kenya and Berlin, whilst the City was still East/West divided.
When the journey to the Faulklands begins you know the innevitable, yet the book is so well written that you almost forget what this was all leading up to. His experience was shockingly horrific and re-enforces the senselessness of war (although the this may not be the view of Mr. Weston as there is no anti-war or blaming), and the book movingly chronicles the extreme lows leading to triumph.
Highly Reccomended.
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By A Customer on 5 April 2001
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i read this book after suffering similar burns and the story was an inspiration to me and my family.
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Being written in the first person, you get a very personal account of Simon's early life, terrible trauma and subsequent fight to live a normal life. The book can be gritty, painful to read at times but rarely mawkish.

The sign of a successful book of this nature - in my opinion - is that you come away feeling impressed with or inspired by that person, and I certainly felt this way about Walking Tall. If I had come away feeling sorry for Simon then I would perhaps be more ambivilent about the purpose of the book.

Definitely one to read.
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I bought this after years of seeing Simon on tv as I wanted to understand the person behind the scars, and this book is brilliant it gives an open insight into his early years, including his various occassions of being drunkmand stupid. I am just coming up to the attack on his ship. It is an emotional book but you wont be able to put it down.
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By A Customer on 3 Jun. 2003
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In the past, I've read about Simon Weston's horrific injuries that he recieved in the Falklands War from newspaper reports and in this book he gives some very vivid descriptions.
I have seen him giving interviews on television and I am impressed that his horrific burning did not quell his strength of character, but I would believe he still suffers some disturbing and painful memories of his friends who perished in the bombing of the Sir Galahad battleship.
Read it and be inspired.
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Commentary upon the receipt and reading of the purchased items regarding Simon Weston..especially so as I was able to meet him and listen to his testimony given to the pupils of Cansfield High School, Wigan, of which I am a Governor.
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