In their mid-teens, Nathaniel and his sister are effectively abandoned by their parents, growing up loosely supervised by a motley crew of guardians.  Now, as an adult employed in the Foreign Office archives, Nathaniel is conducting his own clandestine investigations, gradually making sense of his teen years and discovering the undercurrents of deception and intrigue that played out well beyond the war years.

There is fantastic imagery in this atmospheric tale- in the eccentric characters and the coalescing strands of Nathanial’s memories- set against a backdrop of London and its citizens racing back to normality after the war.  I loved it.

~ Rina