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Author Carew, Keggie, author.

Title Dadland / Keggie Carew.

Edition First Grove Atlantic hardcover edition.
Publication Info. New York : Atlantic Monthly Press, an imprint of Grove Atlantic, 2017.
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 Nichols Adult Biography  BIO CAREW    AVAILABLE
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Description 415 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Note "First published in Great Britain in 2016 by Chatto & Windus, an imprint of Random House"--Back of title page.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Summary "Keggie Carew grew up in the gravitational field of an unorthodox father who lived on his wits and dazzling charm. For most of her adult life, Keggie was kept at arm's length from her father's personal history, but when she is invited to join him for the sixtieth anniversary of the Jedburghs--an elite special operations unit that was the first collaboration between the American and British intelligence agencies during World War II--a new door opens in their relationship. As dementia stakes a claim over his memory, Keggie embarks on a quest to unravel her father's story, and soon finds herself in a far more consuming place than she had bargained for. Tom Carew was a maverick, a left-handed stutterer, a law unto himself. As a Jedburgh he was parachuted behind enemy lines to raise guerrilla resistance first against the Germans in France, then against the Japanese in Southeast Asia, where he won the moniker "Lawrence of Burma." But his wartime exploits are only the beginning. Part family memoir, part energetic military history, Dadland takes us on a spellbinding journey, in peace and war, into surprising corners of twentieth-century politics, her rackety English childhood, the poignant breakdown of her family, the corridors of dementia and beyond. As Keggie pieces her father--and herself--back together again, she celebrates the technicolor life of an impossible, irresistible, unstoppable man"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Carew, Tom (Thomas Arthur)
Carew, Keggie.
Carew, Tom (Thomas Arthur) -- Mental health.
Spies -- Great Britain -- Biography.
Dementia -- Patients -- Biography.
Added Title Dad land
ISBN 9780802125149 (hardback)
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