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I Was a Stranger

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316 pages. Dark blue boards with gilt title on spine. Small 1 mm white mark on front board. Spine slightly misaligned. Bottom left corner of rear board gently bumped. Pages are crisp, clean and free of any markings. First Edition - - No 575 limited Edition of 2000 copies.

'In September 1944 John Hackett, commander of the 4th Parachute Brigade, was severely wounded and taken prisoner during the Battle of Arnhem. I Was a Stranger is his moving account of what happened to him afterwards. It is less a war memoir than a story of friendship – a celebration of the quiet heroism of three Dutch women.
Taken to a hospital in enemy hands and given emergency surgery, John, who was 33, was desperate to escape. Fortunately the Germans dropped their guard, and the Dutch Resistance spirited him away and hid him in a house a stone’s throw from the German Military Police post in the town of Ede.

Number 5 Torenstraat was the home of three middle-aged unmarried sisters – Ann, Cor and Mien de Nooij. There John Hackett spent the following months under the noses of the Germans, while the de Nooij family nursed him back to health. Finally, after a hair-raising journey through the waterways of occupied Holland, he made it back to the British lines.

It’s a cliffhanging story, yet I Was a Stranger has something of the stillness and reflective quality of a Dutch painting. This was a household that survived by paying attention to the smallest details of daily life, and John gradually became part of it, sitting with the sisters during the long evenings, sharing their religious faith and love of English literature. But always there was the knowledge that his presence could be their death sentence, and the need for him to recover his strength became ever more pressing.' (Taken from publisher's website)


Item details

Added value:
No 575 limited Edition of 2000 copies.
Author(s):
Hackett, John
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
7 x 4.5 Inches
Edition:
First Edition 2014
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
1906562598
ISBN-13:
9781906562595
Number of pages:
316
Publisher:
Slightly Foxed
Title:
I Was a Stranger

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316 pages. Dark blue boards with gilt title on spine. Small 1 mm white mark on front board. Spine slightly misaligned. Bottom left corner of rear board gently bumped. Pages are crisp, clean and free of any markings. First Edition - - No 575 limited Edition of 2000 copies.

'In September 1944 John Hackett, commander of the 4th Parachute Brigade, was severely wounded and taken prisoner during the Battle of Arnhem. I Was a Stranger is his moving account of what happened to him afterwards. It is less a war memoir than a story of friendship – a celebration of the quiet heroism of three Dutch women.
Taken to a hospital in enemy hands and given emergency surgery, John, who was 33, was desperate to escape. Fortunately the Germans dropped their guard, and the Dutch Resistance spirited him away and hid him in a house a stone’s throw from the German Military Police post in the town of Ede.

Number 5 Torenstraat was the home of three middle-aged unmarried sisters – Ann, Cor and Mien de Nooij. There John Hackett spent the following months under the noses of the Germans, while the de Nooij family nursed him back to health. Finally, after a hair-raising journey through the waterways of occupied Holland, he made it back to the British lines.

It’s a cliffhanging story, yet I Was a Stranger has something of the stillness and reflective quality of a Dutch painting. This was a household that survived by paying attention to the smallest details of daily life, and John gradually became part of it, sitting with the sisters during the long evenings, sharing their religious faith and love of English literature. But always there was the knowledge that his presence could be their death sentence, and the need for him to recover his strength became ever more pressing.' (Taken from publisher's website)


Added value:
No 575 limited Edition of 2000 copies.
Author(s):
Hackett, John
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
7 x 4.5 Inches
Edition:
First Edition 2014
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
1906562598
ISBN-13:
9781906562595
Number of pages:
316
Publisher:
Slightly Foxed
Title:
I Was a Stranger

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