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The Resource Baxter's requiem, Matthew Crow

Baxter's requiem, Matthew Crow

Label
Baxter's requiem
Title
Baxter's requiem
Statement of responsibility
Matthew Crow
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Mr Baxter is ninety-four years old when he falls down his staircase and grudgingly finds himself resident at Melrose Gardens Retirement Home. Baxter is many things - raconteur, retired music teacher, rabble-rouser, bon viveur - but 'good patient' he is not. He had every intention of living his twilight years with wine, music and revellry; not tea, telly and Tramadol. Indeed, Melrose Gardens is his worst nightmare - until he meets Gregory. At only nineteen years of age, Greg has suffered a loss so heavy that he is in danger of giving up on life before he even gets going. Determined to save the boy, Baxter decides to enlist his help on a mission to pay tribute to his long-lost love, Thomas: the man with whom he found true happiness; the man he waved off to fight in a senseless war; the man who never returned. The best man he ever knew. With Gregory in tow Baxter sets out on a spirited escape from Melrose, bound for the war graves of Northern France. As Baxter shares his memories, the boy starts to see that life need not be a matter of mere endurance; that the world is huge and beautiful; that kindness is strength; and that the only way to honour the dead, is to live
Cataloging source
QPPL
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1987-
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Crow, Matthew
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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  • Love
  • Grief
  • Suicidal behaviour
  • War victims
  • Voyages and travels
  • Reminiscing in old age
  • Male friendship
  • Nursing homes
  • Gay men
  • France, Northern
Label
Baxter's requiem, Matthew Crow
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Let me tell you a story, about a man I knew, and a man I know..."--Cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000063935425
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
248 pages
Isbn
9781472153326
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1004825853
Label
Baxter's requiem, Matthew Crow
Publication
Note
"Let me tell you a story, about a man I knew, and a man I know..."--Cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000063935425
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
248 pages
Isbn
9781472153326
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1004825853

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