Dadland: A Journey into Uncharted Territory

Dadland: A Journey into Uncharted Territory

Keggie Carew grew up in the gravitational field of an unorthodox father who lived onhis wits and dazzling charm. As his memory begins to fail, she embarks on a quest to unravel his 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 member of an elite SOE unit he...

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Title:Dadland: A Journey into Uncharted Territory
Author:Keggie Carew
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ISBN:1784740772
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:432 pages

Dadland: A Journey into Uncharted Territory Reviews

  • Tammy Tudor
    Jul 06, 2016
    I won this as part of the goodreads giveaway and so glad I did. A wonderfully written book that grabs your attention and is so interesting. I love the switches between narratives.So accurately written and I loved the relationships and how they were explored throughout. I couldn't put it down! ...
  • Jenny Cooper
    Dec 03, 2016
    A wonderful book. Tom Carew is a remarkable man, both unconventional and eccentric. This is his story, written and meticulously researched by his daughter Keggie. Keggie has investigated both his early life as a member of an elite SOE unit where he was known as “the mad Irishman”, as well ...
  • Andy
    Jan 31, 2017
    biography of the author's eccentric fatherIrishman in the British army, part of Jed teams parachuted behind enemy lines in occupied France to support and train Maquis resistance fighters and sabotage German linesQuick trip home to marry and honeymoon before being deployed to Burma to train resistanc...
  • Eric Pape
    Jan 22, 2017
    As sad but in engaging read...
  • Manchester Military History Society (MMHS)
    Mar 16, 2017
    Powerful memoir of love and memoryA daughter pieces together her father’s wartime history while his own memories fade away through dementia.Keggie Carew has produced an usual book that is part military history and part journey of discovery into her father’s life and the challenges of carin...
  • Chasquis
    Mar 03, 2017
    All the reviews have said it all, I have very little, if anything new to say about this account of a fascinating life. Norman Lewis came close but the body count is higher here, the action more splenetic, more edgy and the canvas stretched tighter over the frame. Keggie Carew has some bile to share ...
  • Irena Smith
    Apr 11, 2017
    One of the best things I've read in a long, long time. Reminiscent in parts of "H Is for Hawk" for its intense, plangent sadness, but very much its own animal—a mesmerizing hybrid, part war history, part memoir, suffused by the incredible energy and life force of Tom Carew, the author's father,...
  • PWRL
    Mar 14, 2017
    A...
  • Mandy
    Mar 16, 2017
    Tom Carew was a remarkable man by anyone’s standards, and his daughter Keggie’s memoir is both riveting and entertaining. Tom Carew – amongst other things – was part of the Jedburghs, an elite British unit in WWII. I’d never heard of them before, but what a brave and adventu...
  • Eric Hunter
    Apr 03, 2017
    A daughter's biography of her Father, and his battle with dementia. In part, it is a very interesting story of her Father, Thomas Carew, who was a member of the Jedburghs, who were essentially the WWII equivalent of the Green Berets, Special Forces, who parachuted behind enemy lines to train and equ...