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A deeply moving novel,
This review is from: Small Wars (Paperback)
I was not disappointed with Sadie Jones' second novel. Like the first novel, she seems to get right into the head of her central character, Hal Treherne, and his difficulties in reconciling the most horrific experiences with his job, his family life, his sense of duty/honour and ultimatley his conscience. The 1950's setting is perfect for the unwillingness or difficulties that Hal, and to a lesser extent his wife Clara, experience in terms of opening up and talking about feelings. And indeed, Sadie Jones has a good feel for the way that all the various characters manage to misread one another. I felt a deep sympathy for both of the central characters and thoroughly enjoyed this book which kept me gripped from start to tearful conclusion.