An extraordinary, compelling picture of a family entwined in the Second World War. Weaving the lives of brothers, sisters, wives, husbands and lovers seamlessly and with vivid clarity, its scope is epic, the sweep majestic, the story at turns funny, sad, redemptive and tragic. Fabulous.
'Superb . . . provides a compelling new angle by viewing [the Second World War] through the experiences of one remarkable family. With its sweeping narrative, readable style, sense of humanity and breadth of research, the saga casts a highly personal light on some of the most significant episodes of the conflict. *****'