“I was brought up to believe that everyone brave is forgiven, but in wartime courage is cheap and clemency out of season.”
Outstanding. A penetrating look at love, war and humanity presented with external and internal dialogues that are simultaneously honest and humorous. Gives the reader a sense of time, place and circumstance which few authors achieve. Captures the feel of being at war, in love, immortal, dying, indignant, and learning to doubt everything, then learning to trust again.
“You are a mousetrap of a friend, all soft cheese and hard springs.” “I use you for practice. One day I’ll have a husband.”
Loosely based on real people (the author’s grandparents) in London and Malta at the onset of Continue reading