My Dear, I Wanted to Tell You

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My Dear, I Wanted to Tell You

My Dear, I Wanted to Tell You

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And there are two witchy witchy mothers that would seem monstrously misogynist if written by a man -- Young's gentle touch fails her there. Then whatever else, we’ll be safe together” (320) and Purefoy concurs, “It was the only thing they were sure of” 320). I liked reading her chapters, even though I found her to be ridiculous and vain (though I think that was more due to women of her class in that time). one of the many injustices of the war—a small one, in the big scheme, but still—was how the sweet-natured pretty-faced daughters of England were required to toughen up.

Nadine and Riley, only eighteen when the war starts, and with problems of their own already, want above all to make promises – but how can they when the future is not in their hands?I found the chapters depiciting Riley's time on the battlefield to be particularly difficult to get through. The plot was interesting, and did a couple of things I really didn’t expect with the main characterl. Le style souvent saccadé pour reproduire, je suppose, le bruit des armes sur les champs de bataille n'est pas ce que j'apprécie le plus dans un roman -- mes voix iraient plutôt vers un style plus lyrique, plus poétique si on peut parler de poésie à propos de la guerre. It left you—well , it never left you: it rendered you brutalized, incapable, unthinking, unfeeling, scar tissue all over. But there is a sense that all this is an overture and it is in the second half that the novel really takes flight.

Stories like this are important because they remind us that real lives are being lost and real families are being affected long after the current fighting is 'over'. Riley: He has a bit of a same sex encounter and decides to run off to war to prove he's a real man, not a "nancy.My Dear, I Wanted to Tell You starts out slow-paced but picks up so much speed in the second half that I wasn’t able to put it down. The story frequently focuses on the emotional toll of the war, in the trenches, in the hospitals, in the homes of England. Sur fond de drame historique et de romance impossible, l'auteur dépeint tant la société anglaise au temps de la première guerre mondiale que les motivations qui poussaient tant de jeunes hommes de se lancer au combat. The title, the cover, and the summary all drew me in promising an epic love story about enduring love in times of harshness of war, but I was left feeling unfulfilled in the “epic romance” department. All of these women are connected with Riley Purefoy and Peter Locke, out serving in the trenches, and the story looks at the impact of the war on all of these characters regardless of their role in the fight and the way in which it carves out their futures.

At times this book was heart-wrenching and I felt absolutely miserable for what Riley had to endure. This leads you through the reasons the character chooses a certain path causing empathy with each person although there are wince inducing moments. The title comes from a standard letter which was provided to soldiers who were wounded and admitted to hospital.From the day in 1907 that eleven-year-old Riley Purefoy meets Nadine Waveney, daughter of a well-known orchestral conductor, he takes in the difference between their two families: his, working-class; hers, "posh" and artistic.

This book takes place during World War I, a time period that I have not read very much historical fiction about. The novel is set during the First World War, but tells the story in a very original way, much more so than most historical fiction. The book was beautifully written, and I've come to the conclusion that not every book is meant to be read quickly. One strong aspect of the book that I found really interesting and thought-provoking, were the descriptions of the early days of plastic surgery.At eighteen years old, working-class Riley Purefoy and “posh” Nadine Waveney have promised each other the future, but when war erupts across Europe, everything they hold to be true is thrown into question. Ooh, shame on the author for making soldiers say naughty words when mud and rats and corpses and body parts are raining down on top of them. Staying at home, nobody thinks her capable of doing something useful, so she slowly begins to lose her mind.

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