The Year after by Martin Davies

December 1919. Tom Allen, uncomfortable in London after five years in uniform, receives an invitation to spend Christmas at Hannesford Court. It’s almost as if nothing has changed. Cards in the library after dinner. The Boxing Day shoot. The New Year ball. Margot. But Tom hasn’t forgotten the professor.

Reviewed by Fareham Library 5:30 Reading Group

This pre- and post-world war book raised soem interesting issues for us – but in a superficial way. We liked the insights into how the wat and the end of the war changed both the soldiers and how those left at home seemed not to want to change. But there wasn’r enough depth to the issues raised. soem of us would read another boko by this author to see if he can use more depth.

Star rating: **

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