A Week in September by Peter Rees & Sue Langford

A Week in September by Peter Rees & Sue Langford

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Doug Heywood was a teenager when he discovered, in a shoebox hidden in a wardrobe, hundreds of letters, all written by his father, Scott Heywood. As a POW on the infamous Burma Railway, Scott wrote almost daily to his young wife, Margery, on scraps of paper that had to be hidden from guards. These letters tell of an enduring love – and also, intriguingly, of how Scott dealt with the most brutally testing circumstances.

Scott's story has echoes of another story happening 7000 kilometres away at the same time. Viktor Frankl, a psychiatrist, was rounded up with his family and sent to Auschwitz in September 1942. Frankl later wrote in his classic book Man's Search for Meaning that the last of the human freedoms was the ability 'to choose one's attitude in any set of circumstances'. Scott Heywood and Viktor Frankl, on opposite sides of the world, found their own ways to survive that were uncannily similar.

This is the untold story of one man, one ordinary man, and his war. Woven through it is Margery's story, as she waited anxiously with their two young children in rural Victoria, trapped in an emotional rollercoaster, unaware that he was writing letters to her that could not be posted. This is a powerful and moving story of love, resilience and survival.
Article Number:
167764
Author:
Peter Rees & Sue Langford
Brand Name:
HarperCollins
ISBN:
9781460759899
Number of Pages:
368
Product Contains:
TPB
Product Depth:
2.5 cm
Product Height:
23.5 cm
Product Weight:
0.417 kg
Product Width:
15.5 cm
Published:
07.07.2021
Publisher:
HarperCollins
Release Date:
Wed Jul 07 00:00:00 AEST 2021
Product details
Doug Heywood was a teenager when he discovered, in a shoebox hidden in a wardrobe, hundreds of letters, all written by his father, Scott Heywood. As a POW on the infamous Burma Railway, Scott wrote almost daily to his young wife, Margery, on scraps of paper that had to be hidden from guards. These letters tell of an enduring love – and also, intriguingly, of how Scott dealt with the most brutally testing circumstances.

Scott's story has echoes of another story happening 7000 kilometres away at the same time. Viktor Frankl, a psychiatrist, was rounded up with his family and sent to Auschwitz in September 1942. Frankl later wrote in his classic book Man's Search for Meaning that the last of the human freedoms was the ability 'to choose one's attitude in any set of circumstances'. Scott Heywood and Viktor Frankl, on opposite sides of the world, found their own ways to survive that were uncannily similar.

This is the untold story of one man, one ordinary man, and his war. Woven through it is Margery's story, as she waited anxiously with their two young children in rural Victoria, trapped in an emotional rollercoaster, unaware that he was writing letters to her that could not be posted. This is a powerful and moving story of love, resilience and survival.
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Article Number:
167764
Author:
Peter Rees & Sue Langford
Brand Name:
HarperCollins
ISBN:
9781460759899
Number of Pages:
368
Product Contains:
TPB
Product Depth:
2.5 cm
Product Height:
23.5 cm
Product Weight:
0.417 kg
Product Width:
15.5 cm
Published:
07.07.2021
Publisher:
HarperCollins
Release Date:
Wed Jul 07 00:00:00 AEST 2021