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Eric Lomax talks to Rosie Boycott

The Railway Man

Hay Festival 1996, 
Lomax was tortured by the Japanese on the Burma-Siam railway. Fifty years later he met one of his tormentors. "An extraordinary story of torture and rconciliation - I turned the last page weeping tears of sorrow, pride and gratitude" - John McCarthy. Lomax' book The Railway Man is the Winner of the Esquire/Waterstone/Apple Non-Fiction Award.