The Cambridge Man

(3 customer reviews)


  • Author Name: Brian Stanyer
  • Publication Date: 28/05/2015
  • Format: Paperback

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ISBN: 9781910298480

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Even as a little boy, Eric Bovin wonders how God can really exist in a world where he allows terrible things to happen. As he grows up, his own life, as he painfully discovers, is beset by overwhelming tragedy and grief. And yet he survives and even finds happiness and fulfilment. How, he comes to wonder, can a life be both happy and sad, both charmed and cursed?

This is the central theme of this quietly moving novel tracing the story of a working man across seven decades from his difficult, troubled childhood in wartime, through his youth as a farm labourer and his maturity as a successful businessman and loving husband and father, to his rediscovery of self and family after devastating loss in his final, declining years.

Set against the urban sprawl of England’s north-west and the idyllic landscapes and villages of the surrounding countryside, this heartfelt novel will strike a chord with every reader.

3 reviews for The Cambridge Man

  1. Book Guild

    (From Amazon): What a story, it is a masterpiece of all human emotions, it takes you to times and places that are so vivid you feel you are experiencing them yourself. The writer must have drawn on his own experiences to be so descriptive and above all else what a corker of an ending-be prepared to be moved emotionally.

  2. Book Guild

    (From Amazon): A brilliant story well told, the writing style is a little unusual, but all the better for it. My wife and I have both read the book and enjoyed it immensly.

  3. Book Guild

    (From Amazon): Wow. I don’t read fiction very often but being a lad from rural Cheshire who had also chosen his parents well I was hooked from page one.
    The emotional flip flopping was gripping and exhausting.

    I’ve met Eric Bovin many times, I know him well … but in my time he always used a different name. Read it!

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