Blog Tour – ‘The Uncommon Life of Alfred Warner in Six Days’ by Juliet Conlin ~ @JulietConlin @bwpublishing @LoveBooksGroup #LoveBooksTours
I am thrilled to be taking part in this blog tour today. ‘The Uncommon Life of Alfred Warner in Six Days’ by Juliet Conlin was published in 2017 by Black and White Publishing. This book is available in paperback, eBook and Audiobook.
I would like to thank Kelly Lacey of Love Books Tours for inviting me to participate and the publisher for my review copy.
You will find out in a minute what I thought about this book.
Approaching 80, frail and alone, a remarkable man makes the journey from his sheltered home in England to Berlin to meet his granddaughter. He has six days left to live and must relate his life story before he dies…
His life has been rich and full. He has witnessed firsthand the rise of the Nazis, experienced heartrending family tragedy, fought in the German army, been interred in a POW camp in Scotland and faced violent persecution in peacetime Britain. But he has also touched many lives, fallen deeply in love, raised a family and survived triumphantly at the limits of human endurance. He carries within him an astonishing family secret that he must share before he dies… a story that will mean someone else’s salvation.
Welcome to the moving, heart-warming and uncommon life of Alfred Warner.
I firstly want to mention the cover of this book which I love. It shows the different stages of a human being, from when you are a baby to when you get old. Very meaningful indeed.
‘The Uncommon Life of Alfred Warner in Six Days’ was an absolutely fantastic read. The author has written an incredibly beautiful and unforgettable story. I found myself totally engrossed and it was extremely hard to put the book down. I thought the way the chapters were arranged worked out really well. It was a bit confusing at first, but I could soon see exactly what the author was trying to achieve and why.
Alfred Warner at nearly eighty years old travels to Berlin to meet his granddaughter, Brynja. He knows he doesn’t have much time left and he feels the need to tell her his life story before it is too late. What follows is a truly remarkable and eye-opening look back at his life over six days.
This was such a wonderful book in so many ways and there was a lot packed into it. I found Alfred’s story fascinating and could see why he wanted to share it. There was so much tragedy in his life from a very young age and he suffered a lot of pain, but there were also good times. It was great that Alfred found something that he actually enjoyed doing. I loved reading about the gardening he did and the herbs. He gained so much knowledge through books and it would prove useful for many years to come.
This may only be fiction, but Alfred really was an inspiration. Even in death he was able to help someone. You could say he left Brynja a legacy.
‘The Uncommon Life of Alfred Warner in Six Days’ is a stunning, heart-breaking and tragic tale which will stay with me for ages. I recommend that you read this book.
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About Juliet Conlin
Juliet Conlin was born in London and grew up in England and Germany. She has an MA in Creative Writing from Lancaster University and a PhD in Psychology from the University of Durham. She works as a writer and translator and lives with her family in Berlin. Her novels include The Fractured Man (Cargo, 2013), The Uncommon Life of Alfred Warner in Six Days (Black & White, 2017), The Lives Before Us (Black & White, 2019).
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