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The Road to Grantchester af James Runcie
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The Road to Grantchester (udgave 2019)

af James Runcie (Forfatter)

Serier: Grantchester Mysteries (prequel)

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The captivating prequel to the treasured Grantchester series follows the life, loves, and losses of young Sidney Chambers in postwar London. It is 1938, and eighteen-year-old Sidney Chambers is dancing the quickstep with Amanda Kendall at her brother Robert's birthday party at the Caledonian Club. No one can believe, on this golden evening, that there could ever be another war. Returning to London seven years later, Sidney has gained a Military Cross and lost his best friend on the battlefields of Italy. The carefree youth that he and his friends were promised has been blown apart, just like the rest of the world--and Sidney, carrying a terrible, secret guilt, must decide what to do with the rest of his life. But he has heard a call: constant, though quiet, and growing ever more persistent. To the incredulity of his family and the derision of his friends--the irrepressible actor Freddie and the beautiful, vivacious Amanda--Sidney must now negotiate his path to God: the course of which, much like true love, never runs smooth. The Road to Grantchester will delight new and old fans alike and finally tell the touching, engaging, and surprising origin story of the Grantchester Mysteries' beloved archdeacon.… (mere)
Medlem:Garrettcs
Titel:The Road to Grantchester
Forfattere:James Runcie (Forfatter)
Info:Bloomsbury Publishing (2019), 336 pages
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The Road to Grantchester af James Runcie

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I enjoyed the Grantchester Mysteries series but the prequel is by far and away the best book James Runcie has written. This novel goes much deeper and explains how Sidney Chambers follows his destiny as a man of honesty and service to others having survived the horror of WWII in Italy. Riveting, sad, absorbing and sincere, Sidney’s story explains his sense of nostalgia and melancholy which pervades the whole Grantchester series. A thoughtful and compelling read. ( )
  Boand | Dec 8, 2019 |
The Road To Grantchester is a prequel to the PBS series Grantchester. The book delves into the detail of what makes Sidney Chambers the person he is shown to be on the series. If you are familiar with the series you will embrace the characters in the book. If not, you will come to know why the series is so popular. There is little mystery in the book, but it is full of detail explaining the future motives and feelings of the characters. The overriding influence in Sidney’s life was his involvement in World War II. He served in the British Army during the fierce fighting in Italy. He experienced much hardship and suffered the loss of many friends. This ultimately would lead to his choice to join the Church. This personally difficult decision was even harder for his family and loved ones to accept. This is the man who is torn between his love for the church and the feelings of his loved ones as portrayed in the series, Grantchester. ( )
  Ronrose1 | Jul 13, 2019 |
This is a story in two parts - a British soldiers experiences during WW2 and then his life during peacetime. The crux of the story is the death of Sidney's best friend Robert during a battle he was also involved in and his struggle to overcome this trauma. Sidney is also friends with Robert's family back home and this complicates his relationship with them. The novel is an interesting psychological study about all the major characters involved in the book. A solid work of fiction. ( )
  muddyboy | Jul 11, 2019 |
The Road to Grantchester feels like the book that James Runcie was always meant to write. It’s a deeply moving and absorbing novel of an Englishman at war in WWII, England struggling with the peace afterward, and a man’s search for identity when so many friends are gone. The cast of characters is small enough to draw the reader in, while deep enough to enliven and intrigue, encompassing a range of victims and survivors, from the weak to the brave, the nervous to the strong, the easily accepted to the easily outcast, and beyond. Like the Grantchester mysteries, the story welcomes characters of different class, different background, different faith and different sexual orientation. And, like the Grantchester mysteries, it includes an almost peripheral mystery that hides the truth in its heart.

The protagonist’s road from casual belief to deep questioning and convicted faith is convincingly portrayed, with fascinating sections of thought-provoking dialog along the way. It’s probably not the book for someone radically opposed to Christian faith, but for someone who wonders (or is willing to wonder) how faith might blossom from despair, or how an up-and-coming young man might end up as a vicar, it’s a truly absorbing read. It’s also an achingly real depiction of war, misery and loss; an evocative retelling of a world in recovery; and a heart-warming tale of love in its various forms.

I was surprised to find the novel doesn’t quite tie in with the mystery novels set around the same character, though it ties in perfectly with the television series. The discrepancies really don’t matter though, and almost add verisimilitude as no one remembers or retells the same story the same way. Whatever, it’s an excellent read and highly recommended.

Disclosure: My husband saw it had been released and immediately bought me a copy! ( )
  SheilaDeeth | Jun 5, 2019 |
I thought with Sidney Chambers and the Persistence of Love did the series end, However, James Runcie decided to go back in time and write about Sidney Chambers life before the stories in the first Grantchester book. And, what a treat this book was. To get to know a young Sidney, his experiences in the war, his call to be a priest, how he discovered his love for jazz. And, of course, his friendship with Amanda. I quite enjoyed this part of the story, Amanda being the little sister of his best friend and how she become such an important person in his life.

It's such a fabulous novel. I listened to the audio version of this book and I enjoyed the book immensely. This is not in any way a crime novel, like how Sidney helps Geordie Keating in the rest of the books. There is death in this book, but it's not a mystery novel. It's a novel about how Sidney Chambers become the man we met in the Sidney Chambers and the Shadow of Death. If you are a fan of this series, or the TV series is this a must read book! ( )
  MaraBlaise | May 19, 2019 |
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The captivating prequel to the treasured Grantchester series follows the life, loves, and losses of young Sidney Chambers in postwar London. It is 1938, and eighteen-year-old Sidney Chambers is dancing the quickstep with Amanda Kendall at her brother Robert's birthday party at the Caledonian Club. No one can believe, on this golden evening, that there could ever be another war. Returning to London seven years later, Sidney has gained a Military Cross and lost his best friend on the battlefields of Italy. The carefree youth that he and his friends were promised has been blown apart, just like the rest of the world--and Sidney, carrying a terrible, secret guilt, must decide what to do with the rest of his life. But he has heard a call: constant, though quiet, and growing ever more persistent. To the incredulity of his family and the derision of his friends--the irrepressible actor Freddie and the beautiful, vivacious Amanda--Sidney must now negotiate his path to God: the course of which, much like true love, never runs smooth. The Road to Grantchester will delight new and old fans alike and finally tell the touching, engaging, and surprising origin story of the Grantchester Mysteries' beloved archdeacon.

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