July 1914: The ties between Kezia Marchant and Thea Brissenden, friends since girlhood, have become strained - by Thea’s passionate embrace of women’s suffrage, and by the imminent marriage of Kezia to Thea’s brother, Tom, who runs the family farm. When Tom enlists to fight for his country and Thea is drawn reluctantly onto the battlefield, the farm becomes Kezia’s responsibility. They must all find a way to endure the ensuing cataclysm and turmoil.
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a moving and poignant story
l highly recommend this story. It focuses on the first world war and the recruits from rural areas. It gives an insight as to why so many young men signed up in without an awareness of the personal consequences.
The relationship between the two main characters, also the illustration of a way of life lost after the First World War.
No. This is the first, brilliantly read.
Felt tearful at the end, not a common reaction.
l am a great fan of Jaqueline Winspear's Maisie Dobbs' books. I think this one is better and l hope there may be a follow up. i would love to know what happens next to the main character.