Sarah Waters’ engaging fiction about four Londoners whose lives and secrets during and after the Second World War connect in often startling ways.

War leads to strange alliances. This is the story of four Londoners - three women and a young man with a past. Kay, who drove an ambulance during the war and lived life at full throttle, now dresses in mannish clothes and wanders the streets with a restless hunger. Helen, clever, sweet, much loved, harbours a painful secret. Meanwhile, Viv, the glamour girl, is stubbornly loyal to her brother, Duncan, an apparent innocent who has had his own demons to fight during the war.

The Man Booker Prize 2006
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Sarah Waters

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Sarah Waters has been shortlisted for the Booker Prize three times - in 2002, 2006 and 2009. Her novels have won the Betty Trask Award and the Somerset Maugham Award and have also been shortlisted for the Orange Prize.
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