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the lieSet during and just after the First World War, in Cornwall The Lie is an enthralling, heart-wrenching novel of love, memory and devastating loss by one of the UK’s most acclaimed storytellers. Daniel Branwell is back from the war, homeless, without family and wrecked with memories and hallucinations. He sets out to make a living off the land but is drawn back into his pre-war relationship with Felicia who are both haunted by her dead brother, Frederick. If you only read one novel in 2014 set during WWI this must be the one, a fantastic novel written by a former Orange Prize winner and potentially a Baileys Prize winner in 2014.
ISBN: 9780091953928 / Cornerstone £14.99
Sheila O’Reilly