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Carew, Keggie, author

Keggie Carew grew up in the gravitational field of an unorthodox father who lived on his wits and dazzling charm. As his memory begins to fail, she embarks on a quest to unravel his story and get to know who her father really was. Tom Carew was a left-handed stutterer, a maverick and a law unto himself. As a member of the Jedburghs, an elite SOE unit, he was parachuted behind enemy lines to raise resistance in France, then Burma, in the Second World War. But his wartime exploits are only the start of it, and Keggie soon finds herself in a far more astonishing and consuming place than she had bargained for. 'Dadland' is a manhunt. Keggie takes us on a spellbinding journey, in peace and war, into surprising and shady corners of history, her rackety English childhood, the poignant breakdown of her family, the corridors of dementia and beyond

Paperback, Book. English.
Published London: Vintage, 2017
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    C195925660 941.085 Adult Non Fiction Due back 16th November


Statement of responsibility: Keggie Carew
ISBN: 178470315X, 9781784703158
Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Note: Originally published: London: Chatto & Windus, 2016.
Physical Description: 415 pages : illustrations (black and white), maps (black and white) ; 20 cm
Subject: Carew, Keggie Family.; Carew, Tom (Thomas Arthur); History.; Great Britain History 20th century.; Carew, Tom (Thomas Arthur) Family.
Award: Costa Book Awards 2016