'terrifically good...a lovely writer, very poignant, evoking the war is what she does as well as anything I've read.' -- Radio 4's 'A Good Read' September 1999 called Cicely Hamilton
From the Publisher
In our view William is one of the greatest novels about war ever written: not the war of the fighting soldier or the woman waiting at home, but the war encountered by Mr and Mrs Everyman wrenched away from their comfortable preoccupations - Socialism, Suffragettism, so gently mocked by Cicely Hamilton - and forced to be part of an almost dream-like horror (because they cannot at first believe what is happening to them). The scene when William and Griselda emerge after three idyllic weeks in a honeymoon cottage in the remote hills of the Belgian Ardennes, and encounter German brutality in a small village, is unforgettable. The book, which won the Femina Vie Heureuse Prize in 1919, is a masterpiece, writen with an immediacy and a grim realism reminiscent of an old-fashioned, flickering newsreel.