1945: WWII has gone on too long. A little girl, Pamela, is growing up fast. A young Englishman, Rupert Blundell, vows there’ll be no more wars.
1962: Rupert is now strategic advisor to Lord Mountbatten. Pamela is 18 and has moved to London, eager for love and experiences of every kind. But beneath the glamour, the Cuban missile crisis unfolds and the world spins ever closer to nuclear war.
"A profound and moving novel…tender and compassionate." (Guardian on Motherland)
"His particular gift is to take you inside the contemporary mind, tracing out trains of thought with astonishing agility, sensitivity, and honesty." (Spectator)
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