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The Way [DVD] (2010)
The Way [DVD] (2010)
Dvd ~ Martin Sheen
Offered by MusicnMedia
Price: £4.18

11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wept thoughout..., 6 Oct. 2011
This review is from: The Way [DVD] (2010) (DVD)
I walked the Camino myself in 2005, so I was longing to see this. It didn't disappoint. I wept with overwhelming emotion almost throughout, because it was so wonderful to be reminded of my own amazing experience by watching this film. Not quite enough of the sheer exhaustion, everyone seemed to be very fit. But the characters were fairly typical - the odd balls, the people walking in their own silent pain. The story was sad, very sad, and it was interesting how Tom was stripped of everything in the end. That's what the Camino does - it strips you down to the bone, but it clears your mind and your heart for the next thing. Watch it - and walk The Way yourself if you can.

A War of Her Own a World War II Novel
A War of Her Own a World War II Novel
by Sylvia Dickey Smith
Edition: Paperback
Price: £12.91

4.0 out of 5 stars An extraordinary book, 29 Oct. 2010
This is an extraordinary novel that reads like a true story of ordinary people. Set in Orange texas in the 1940s, this book evokes the extreme hardship in the lives of ordinary people. We see the results of the harsh decisions they had to make, as they struggled to make a living in the vast shipyards of Orange country. Here, 24 hours day, they were building ships to win the war, following the attack on Pearl Harbour in 1941 that brought war to America.

With her usual insight and empathy, Sylvia Dickey Smith has conjured up a rage of characters for us to follow, as a family mystery unravels concerning Bea, whose compliant sadness in an unhappy marriage is gradually transformed and healed by personal betrayal, new challenges and new love. The discovery that she is a womb twin survivor completes her transformation.

Ms Dickey Smith is known for writing strong women and Bea is a woman who can speak for any downtrodden housewife. It is a tale of struggle, transformation and new hope. I recommend it. Womb twin survivors will find it particularly interesting. To my knowledge, this is the first time that the particular psychological difficulties experienced by womb twin survivors have been portrayed in a novel.

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