Title: The Return of the Soldier.
Author: Rebecca West (illustrated by Norman Price).
Genre: Literature, fiction.
Publication Date: 1918.
Summary: Set during World War I on an isolated country estate just outside London, the novel follows Chris Baldry, a shell-shocked captain suffering from amnesia, as he makes a bittersweet homecoming to the three women who have helped shape his life. Will the devoted wife he can no longer recollect, the favourite cousin he remembers only as a childhood friend, and the poor innkeeper's daughter he once loved many years ago but is his last memory now, leave Chris to languish in a safe, dreamy past—or will they help him rediscover his memory so that he can return to the front? The answer is revealed through a heart-wrenching, unexpected sacrifice.
My rating: 8.5/10
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