A Little Piece for Mother
I loved this book. It creates a world gone by with evocative descriptions that really make you feel the past. The narrative structure is so clever. The story unwinds slowly towards its dramatic conclusion and a revelation of secrets that have been hinted at tantalisingly throughout. I was gripped by both the story of the past and the gentle tales of teenage life, which are interrupted with secrets and revelations about the horrors of the second world war. If you haven't read this book then read it. It is the best thing I have read for quite some time.