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Crisscrossing Paths: Through Sorrow, Joy, Departure, Reunion

William Hawke (Author)

Crisscrossing Paths is a saga of four families or people as they grieve, rejoice, say goodbye and reunite over the course of approximately one hundred years. It starts on the first day of the WWI Battle of the Somme. After the armistice the story goes south ward to the Himalayan foothill station of Dharamsala where a Captain Elliot retreats to recover from haunting memories of things he had seen and done during the war. From India the book carries on to the peacefulness of Canada in the 1920s and 30s; then to WWII in occupied Europe, and in the Malaya Peninsula and Burma. The independence of India and creation of Pakistan for Muslims is addressed along with the choice made by a Muslim man of the earlier chapters in Dharamsala. Part II follows the life of one main character through his childhood and youth until he goes to sea on a Canadian warship. The experiences he had are mostly funny, but on one occasion extremely sad. The second last reunion of the book seems to be created by a miracle, but for those who truly believe in God Almighty above it wasn't. The book ends with the grandsons of Captain Elliot venturing to Dharamsala to observe what Walter Elliot had once told their father, Charles Elliot, about the place. 

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About the author

William Hawke

William Hawke was born in Toronto, Canada in 1945. He is a former Canadian Navy man who, after retirement in 1988, chose to make India his permanent home eight years later. He and his Anglo-Indian wife Linda Brady Hawke own a publishing house named L.B. Associates (Pvt) Ltd, located in New Delhi. The firm publishes six print and or online magazines based on various topics, but not books. They also organize the annual India International Pet Trade Fair (IIPTF) under the banner of their Pet Care magazine – Creature Companion. The year 2019 marked the eleventh edition of IIPTF. CONTENTS:- Foreword .9 Preface .11 Part - I One .17 Two .31 Three .47 Four .67 Five .81 Six .99 Seven .109 Eight .119 World War II .119 Nine .135

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Title Crisscrossing Paths: Through Sorrow, Joy, Departure, Reunion
Author William Hawke
Format Hardcover
Date published: 07.11.2019
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 9788121219662
length 310p.