As World War Two enters its final year, Ruth Bentley feels life has dealt her more than her fair share of blows.
She's lost her home in a bomb attack, and with her husband in the army, her daughters evacuated to Wales, and her mother killed and father injured in the attack, Ruth is left to face the devastation alone.
But she finds comfort in the camaraderie of the Civil Defence office where she works and in her friendship with Lucy, a clippie on the buses.
Lucy's husband is at sea, and the two women dream of the day when they'll be reunited with their loved ones.
But as victory approaches, Ruth finds that the legacy of war is more powerful than even she had imagined...
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 416 pages
- Publisher: Headline Publishing Group
- Publication Date: 02/08/2001
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780747264507
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