Home From War: How Love Conquered the Horrors of a Soldier's Afghan Nightmare - Martyn & Michelle Compton with Marnie Summerfield SmithMainstream Publishing, 2009, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Leans slightly otherwise a very well presented copy.
Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs;
From the cover: “Home From War is a powerful and moving story of incredible courage on the battlefield and unbounded love on the home front.
Lance Corporal Martyn Compton’s life was changed beyond recognition when he was blown up in a Taliban ambush that killed three of his colleagues. His survival was described as a miracle, as he suffered third-degree burns to 75 per cent of his body and had to be brought back to life after he stopped breathing. On his return to Britain, he was sedated for three months and endured countless operations.
But he did not have to face this gruelling ordeal alone. From the moment she heard of his near-fatal wounds, Martyn’s fiancée Michelle Clifford refused to leave his side and found an inner strength to help them both face a future so different to the one they had previously dreamed of. During Martyn’s treatment, Michelle read to him, played him their favourite songs and decorated his room with pictures of friends, family and images of the wedding venue she’d booked to give Martyn a goal to work towards. She also kept a diary, written in the form of letters to Martyn, in which she revealed her innermost thoughts and emotions.
Home From War gives a rare insight into the story behind the headlines when soldiers die or are injured and highlights the incredible effort that goes into bringing survivors home. Above all, it is the inspirational story of how love can heal.”
Size: 9½" x 6¼". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 304 pages.