1945: WWII has gone on too long. A little girl, Pamela, is growing up fast. A young Englishman, Rupert Blundell, vows there’ll be no more wars.
1962: Rupert is now strategic advisor to Lord Mountbatten. Pamela is 18 and has moved to London, eager for love and experiences of every kind. But beneath the glamour, the Cuban missile crisis unfolds and the world spins ever closer to nuclear war.
©2014 William Nicholson (P)2014 W F Howes Ltd
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"Interesting strands of narrative"
Some interesting characters and ideas but I was very frustrated by the ending which seemed to just finish sans conclusion for some of the main characters. Worth reading but nothing to rave about.
Very enjoyable book well read and evocative of the time it portrayed. The issue of sexual consent was thoughtfully tackled.
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