This story brings the besieged and haunted city of London into electrifying life.
It is Autumn 1940, London, the Blitz. As the bombs fall on the blacked-out city, ambulance driver Elinor Brooke races from bomb sites to hospitals trying to save the lives of injured survivors, working alongside former friend Kit Neville, while her husband Paul works as an air-raid warden. As the bombing intensifies, the constant risk of death makes all three of them reach out for quick consolation. Old loves and obsessions re-surface until Elinor is brought face to face with an almost impossible choice.
The Bodley Medal is awarded by the Bodleian Libraries to individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the worlds in which the Bodleian is active: literature, culture, science, and communication.
Author Patricia Mary W. Barker, CBE, FRSL was awarded the Bodley Medal in 2020. She is an English writer and novelist. Born in 1943 and living in Durham, she has won many awards for her fiction, which centres on themes of memory, trauma, survival and recovery. Her highly acclaimed work is described as direct, blunt and plainspoken.
- Paperback - 272 pages
- Dimensions 198mm x 17mm x 129mm
- ISBN 978024196603