This was a great read, and a story well written. It had just the right level of everything. Not too many gory details but enough to provide an understanding of the gravity of the situation, and I loved the fact that it was written largely from a female perspective. Considering what a massive part women played in WW1 it has a habit of being forgotten. I cried at points but didn't melt entirely in the way that I have done in the past with my WW1 reading! The section based in Etaples was also fascinating because, again, it is very easy to focus on what happened on the front line and forget that effects of the war were very far reaching and impacted all parts of life, both near and far.