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Soldiers and Lovers

By: Leslie Thomas
Narrated by: Peter Wickham
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In a sunlit, secret valley in the green mountains of central Italy, two people meet away from the horrors and clamour of battle. David Hopkins, a young fisherman from West Wales, and Kate Medhurst from a genteel town in the Thames Valley embark upon an idyllic love affair away from the conflict that surrounds them. However, they cannot escape the war forever, and when they are targeted by a single enemy aeroplane, their dreams are destroyed.

Weeks later, Hopkins wakes up in a Russian hospital in Vienna where he’s slowly recovering from serious wounds – with no recollection of the past. Eventually, transferred to an American hospital and then repatriated to Britain, Hopkins reluctantly returns to Wales. And there, alone and haunted by the months he cannot remember, Hopkins embarks upon a journey of rediscovery….

©2007 Leslie Thomas (P)2009 Random House Audio

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Great story brilliantly narrated

This is so good, cleverly woven story, believable and interesting real characters. Peter Wickham is probably the best narrator I’ve listened to so far, and I’ve listened to many. I can thoroughly recommend this book. Leslie Thomas books depict real life and this is one of his best.