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Baxter's Requiem

Baxter's Requiem

Author: Matthew Crow
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Let me tell you a story, about a man I knew, and a man I know...


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 revelry; 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.


Baxter's Requiem is a glorious celebration of life, love and seizing every last second we have while we're here.

Stock Information

General Fields

  • : 9781472153326
  • : Little, Brown Book Group Limited
  • : Corsair
  • : August 2018
  • : ---length:- '23.4'width:- '15.3'units:- Centimeters
  • : September 2018
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Matthew Crow
  • : 256
  • : 823.92
  • : Paperback