In 1910, England's Stephen Wraysford, a junior executive in a textile firm, is sent by his company to northern France. There he falls for Isabelle Azaire, a young and beautiful matron who abandons her abusive husband and sticks by Stephen long enough to conceive a child. Six years later, Stephen is back in France, as a British officer fighting in the trenches. Facing death, embittered by isolation, he steels himself against thoughts of love. But despite rampant disease, harrowing tunnel explosions and desperate attacks on highly fortified German positions, he manages to survive, and to meet with Isabelle again. The emotions roiled up by this meeting, however, threaten to ruin him as a soldier. Everything about this novel, which was a bestseller in England, is outsized, from its epic, if occasionally ramshackle, narrative to its gruesome and utterly convincing descriptions of battlefield horrors. Faulks (A Fool's Alphabet) proves himself a grand storyteller here.
Taken away from reality in tokyo by this wonderful book. normally it takes me months to read a book but this one i absorbed quickly. every minute that was spare i used to get myself draw back to into it. stories from india with at the end a suprise and amazon has it.
VDAJ=van der architects. an (as the name suggest) archchitect firm in Denenchofu in tokyo. ceo is martin van der linden. they design beautiful office spaces and even their own office of a visual pleasure. could be even a tourist attraction in denenchofu. located not for from the station. take a look at their website for more information.www.vanderarchitecs.com or on workvitamins.com.