"A survival story with great atmosphere… Endlessly fascinating" (TOM CONTI)
"This moving and profound novel is perfectly constructed, and admirable in its configurations of place and period" (Times
"He has reaffirmed the importance of character in the novel; his Anna and Hartmann are as real, as moving and convincing as Anna Karenina and Vronsky or Colette's Cheri and Lea. It is a novel to cherish and delight in" (Scotsman
"I would urge those who appreciated John Fowles's The French Lieutenant's Woman
to try this one; they will not be disappointed. They might well think it superior" (Sunday Telegraph
"[A] story of restrained emotions played out in a period setting among picturesque locations... Faulks gives every sign of being a real novelist, who thinks and feels through the written word" (Guardian
A beautiful and moving novel about love and loss in France in the early twentieth century.