The Railway Man

by Eric Lomax

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The Railway Man Synopsis

During the Second World War Eric Lomax was forced to work on the notorious Burma-Siam Railway and was tortured by the Japanese for making a crude radio.



Left emotionally scarred and unable to form normal relationships, Lomax suffered for years until, with the help of his wife, Patti Lomax, and of the Medical Foundation for the Care of Victims of Torture, he came terms with what happened. Fifty years after the terrible events, he was able to meet one of his tormentors. The Railway Man is a story of innocence betrayed, and of survival and courage in the face of horror.

The Railway Man Press Reviews

'A profound and beautifully written of the most moving accounts to have come out of the Second World War' -  Sunday Times


'This book has to be read' -  Independent


'This beautiful, awkward book tells the story of a fine and awkward man. Here, I think, is an account that rises above mere timeliness and comes near to being a classic of autobiography' -- Ian Jack,  Guardian

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ISBN: 9780099583844
Publication date: 02/01/2014
Publisher: Vintage
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780099583844
Publication date: 2nd January 2014
Author: Eric Lomax
Publisher: Vintage
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 336 pages
Genres: Biography / Autobiography, eBook Favourites, Books Behind TV & Film,
Categories: Autobiography: historical, political & military, Second World War, Prisoners of war,

About Eric Lomax

Eric Lomax was born in 1919. During the Second World War he was captured and tortured by the Japanese Army and forced to work on the notorious Burma-Siam railway. He met and forgave his torturer in 1995. He died in October 2012.

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