The Colonel of Tamarkan

Philip Toosey and The Bridge on the River Kwai

By Julie Summers

Read by Anton Lesser
Abridged by Neville Teller

The Colonel of Tamarkan by Julie Summers – Read by Anton Lesser

A Daily Telegraph audiobook of the year 2009
Runner-up Best Audiobooks of the Year 2010

‘. . . the real and truly uplifting story of the British officer, Lt Col Sir Philip Toosey . . . he was an inspiration.  It makes you proud to be British.’
Sue Arnold, The Guardian

‘. . . enthralling and full of unexpected detail . . . mesmerising listening . . .’
Christina Hardyment, The Times

‘Anton Lesser reads magnificently.’
Kati Nicholl (see also Daily Express, Kati Nicholl’s audiobook choices for Nov 2009)

‘. . . a gem . . .’
Gillian Reynolds, The Daily Telegraph

‘An intensely moving tribute to a real hero.’
Rachel Redford, The Oldie

‘ . . . Julie Summers’ account of the true and tragic history (much altered in the famous film) of Toosey, her grandfather, beautifully read by the great Anton Lesser.  I was unashamedly weeping by the end.’
Sue Gaisford, The Independent on Sunday


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