Another masterpiece written by Louis de Bernieres.
This is the story of the McCosh family which has 4 daughters and their childhood neighbors: daughter Rosie is the childhood of Ashbridge. When Ash decides to enlist and the destiny will change their future.
The plot starts in the beginning of the 20th century under King Edward VII reign. With the outbreak of World War One, the lives of these families will change forever.
In the meantime the author describes how the pre and pos war periods have changed the style of living of these families where young women decided to work in order to give some sense to their lives, while their mates were fighting in the front. The horrors of the battle field are mentioned, even if they are not described in detail, showing how the human losses were deeply felt by their relatives.
In oder to overcome such suffering, the story of the flying aces, the ruthless trench and love letters home give some hints to the new life to come for those who survived to the Great War.
By the end of the book (no spoilers here), I got the impression that this book may have some kind of sequel. Lets hope so.
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