An epic story of love and war, and of England in the first half of the twentieth century, from the bestselling author of Captain Corelli's Mandolin.
Louis de Berni res is the bestselling author of Captain Corelli's Mandolin, which won the Commonwealth Writers' Prize Best Book in 1995. His most recent books are So Much Life Left Over and The Dust That Falls From Dreams, the short story collection Labels and the poetry collection The Cat in the Treble Clef.
"A feast of a novel ... This book is very much a hit" -- John Sutherland The Times "Louis de Bernieres is in the direct line that runs through Dickens and Evelyn Waugh... he has only to look into his world, one senses, for it to rush into reality, colours and touch and taste" Evening Standard "This, [De Bernieres]' eighth novel, proves that he can and is still producing Good Things" -- Fiona Wilson The Times "A richly rewarding read" -- Vanessa Berridge Daily Express "De Bernieres is an astute observer of the human heart, and his account of an idealistic young woman learning to live in the real world is beautifully observed" Mail on Sunday