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Inhaltsangabe: In 1939 Pamela Kirrage, headstrong and beautiful, met Donald Hill, a handsome RAF pilot. But Britain's war with Germany meant their plans for marriage had to be postponed. Hill was posted to Hong Kong, and sensing that he was caught up in the sweep of great events, he began a diary. However, officers serving abroad were forbidden to keep such records, so Hill devised a secret code that transformed his words into numbers. The Donald Hill who returned from the war, after four years in a prisoner of war camp, was a dramatically changed man. Tortured by savage flashbacks, he was confined to hospital. Pamela had always known that the numbers in the school book were a code, and that somewhere within the lines of figures she would discover the key to understanding Donald's mental collapse. Eventually, after Donald's death, she found a mathematician who was able decode the diary and reveal its account of Donald's suffering in the camps.
Rezension: This affecting story of an English couple's struggle to keep their love alive despite the damage inflicted by the husband's years as a POW reminds us that real-life traumas are more terrible and less easily resolved than those in war movies. Beautiful, vivacious Pamela Kirrage and quiet, intense RAF pilot Donald Hill fell in love in March 1939, less than four months before Donald was shipped out to Singapore. Captured during the fall of Hong Kong, he spent three and a half years in a Japanese camp, where he subsisted on miniscule rations and saw his companions tortured and killed for their part in an underground operation he had also joined. He recorded his experiences in an encoded diary that came to symbolize for Pamela, who married him in 1946, the crippling sorrows he was unable to share with her. The psychological legacy of Donald's imprisonment, particularly his fits of anger and emotional distance, prompted the Hills to quarrel and Pamela to drink. Unable to live together, miserable apart, they divorced in 1978, but remarried a year before Donald's death in 1985. Only when a British mathematician finally cracked the secret code of Donald's diary (keyed to the letters in his and Pamela's names) in 1996 could she wholly understand his private hell. Veteran nonfiction author Andro Linklater ably interweaves three distinct stories: Pamela and Donald's star-crossed romance, the tragic drama of his wartime suffering and endurance, and the gripping, step-by-step adventure of cracking the diary's code. His sad, moving book acknowledges the agony of a generation haunted by wartime horrors it could never discuss, while honoring the power of love to assuage, if not eliminate, emotional pain. --Wendy Smith
Titel: The Code of Love: The True Story of Two ...
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Buchbeschreibung Wheeler Publishing. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Good. Dust Cover Missing. Book shows minor use. Cover and Binding have minimal wear and the pages have only minimal creases. Buchnummer des Verkäufers G1587241773I3N01
Buchbeschreibung Wheeler Publishing. Hardcover. Buchzustand: VERY GOOD. Very Good copy, cover and pages show some wear from reading and storage. Binding may have light creases. Lots of life left in these pages. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 2547024558
Buchbeschreibung Wheeler Publishing, 2002. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Good. Ex-library book in good condition with typical stamps and markings. Pages are clean and the binding is tight. LARGE PRINT ex-library book in good condition with typical stamps and markings. Pages are clean and the binding is tight. *NOTE* Stock photo may not represent the actual book for sale. Buchnummer des Verkäufers mon0000385434
Buchbeschreibung Wheeler Publishing. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good. 1587241773 Book is very clean. Crisp pages. Tight binding. Large print. Light shelf wear on dust jacket. Ex-library book. Price sticker on the cover. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 43P-9FVR-V427
Buchbeschreibung Wheeler Publishing, 2002. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Used: Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers SONG1587241773
Buchbeschreibung Wheeler Pub Inc, Farmington Hills, Michigan, U.S.A., 2002. Hard Cover. Buchzustand: Good. You will receive a very nice LARGE PRINT hardcover edition in a full dust jacket with a bit of shelf wear to the covers. Nice tight binding and the pages flow clearly. Enjoy this worthwhile edition. Book. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 911198309131429
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Buchbeschreibung Wheeler Publishing, 2002. Buchzustand: very good. Gently used. Expect delivery in 2-3 weeks. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 9781587241772-3