Time and Time Again Author:James Hilton From the writer of GOODBYE MR. CHIPS, RANDOM HARVEST, and LOST HORIZON here is TIME AND TIME AGAIN, the story of Charles Anderson, whose post in the British Foreign Service took him to many parts of the world from the early part of the 20th century through two world wars to the 1950's... — In love, marriage, fatherhood, and career, Charles An... more »derson was caught up in the history of his age, but throughout everything that happened he remained his very real and endearing self -- steady in the face of a chaotic and rapidly changing world - a quality that made him a modest hero of his times as well as of his story.« less
This story is about a man who thinks of himself as a modest person who would rather be known as polite than famous. His values are far higher than his aspirations. He doesn't want to be Prime Minister or even a Cabinet Minister, he just wants to live his life right.
The story has chapters dealing with his current life near the end of his career, with alternating chapters covering his childhood and earlier life. All masterfully woven together by James Hilton.
Sometimes I had to ask myself, "Where is this story heading?" Yet I found myself continually picking it up again to read. No blood, no sex, no real action, just the wonderful story of a man's life and his personal triumphs and sorrows. In the end, you realize that he more than achieved what he set out to do.
Wonderful character development and a great alternative to those novels that try to keep you on the edge of your seat without leaving you anything to ponder when you finally close the book.