• by William Nicholson
  • Narrated by Gabrielle Glaister
  • 15 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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.


What the Critics Say

"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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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Interesting strands of narrative

Some interesting characters and ideas but I was very frustrated by the ending which seemed to just finish sans conclusion for some of the main characters. Worth reading but nothing to rave about.
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- Cat

Good listen

Very enjoyable book well read and evocative of the time it portrayed. The issue of sexual consent was thoughtfully tackled.
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- Hilary

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-02-2014
  • Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks