Railway Man

Lomax, Eric

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In 1942 Lomax was caught up in the fall of the British Empire, & tortured by the Japanese. Many years after the war, his life was changed by the discovery that his interrogator was still alive – their reconciliation is the culmination of this unusual story.

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NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE STARRING COLIN FIRTH, NICOLE KIDMAN AND JEREMY IRVINE

During the second world war Eric Lomax was forced to work on the notorious Burma-Siam Railway and was tortured by the Japanese for making a crude radio.

Left emotionally scarred and unable to form normal relationships Lomax suffered for years until, with the help of his wife Patti and the Medical Foundation for the Care of Victims of Torture, he came to terms with what had happened and, fifty years after the terrible events, was able to meet one of his tormentors.

The Railway Man is an incredible story of innocence betrayed, and of survival and courage in the face of horror.

Winner of the Waterstones Esquire Award for Non-Fiction, the JR Ackerley Prize and the NCR Book Award.

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Weight 181 g
Dimensions 198 × 129 × 16 mm
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Cover

Paperback

Pages

276

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

940.547252092 (edition:20)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K