Nobody's Son

Nobody's Son

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by Frank D. Keeling
     
 

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This revised edition of Nobody's Son is a shocking expos of family life in England's class society in the 1920s; a tragic but ultimately uplifting story of a child born in the aftermath of World War One.

Raised in an idyllic country environment until age five, the world of young Jack Bunton is suddenly and without warning, changed forever. He grows up during

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This revised edition of Nobody's Son is a shocking expos of family life in England's class society in the 1920s; a tragic but ultimately uplifting story of a child born in the aftermath of World War One.

Raised in an idyllic country environment until age five, the world of young Jack Bunton is suddenly and without warning, changed forever. He grows up during the economic and societal turmoil of England's Great Depression in the care of cruel and indifferent guardians. At age seventeen he escapes by joining the British army. Following the outbreak of World War Two, he is granted forty-eight hours leave and visits an aunt. She breaks a lifelong conspiracy of silence by divulging the identity of his biological parents. His dream of one day finding a long lost mother and father becomes a terrible nightmare when he learns their true identity.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781552124994
Publisher:
Trafford Publishing
Publication date:
05/12/2005
Pages:
252
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 7.40(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

Frank D. Keeling was born in Romford, a suburb of London, England. He served in the British army from 1937 to 1949, in the Middle East, Africa and Continental Europe. Keeling immigrated to Canada in 1957, where he became involved in the establishment of Medicare in Saskatchewan. He moved to British Columbia in 1967, where he worked in the field of health care delivery until his retirement in 1980. He started his writing career in 1993.

To contact the author please email him at adsum2@shaw.ca.

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Nobody's Son 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
In all my years of reading, there hasn't been many times that a book has compelled me to write a review. This is one that has touched me in a way that no other biography has. I thoroughly enjoyed Nobody¿s Son. It isn¿t like any other biography that I have read, because it reads just like a novel. As I read, it was as though Mr. Keeling was right in my living room telling me his life stories. I could see in my mind¿s eye everything that was happening. Mr. Keeling writes in a beautiful descriptive voice. These were real stories, about a real person, with real struggles. I found myself saddened to the point of tears as he describes his first years of his life and elated over his success. This man is a survivor in the true sense. I highly recommend this book. There is no doubt that you will enjoy Nobody¿s Son too.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Nobody's Son was one of those books I just couldn't put down. I was captured by the psychology of this man. The unfolding of his personal life and how his early childhood affected the rest of his life fascinated me.I also enjoyed the way the author captures the flavor of the times, it reminded me of stories my mom used to tell. I'm not usually that interested in history, but the unique combination of the personal with the historical peaked my interest. The book is well written, with an easy flow and held my interest to the vey end.