Explores through the experiences of one family the impact of World Wars I and II, the beginning of the end for the British Empire, and a rural way of life now vanished. At its heart is the love affair between the son of the family and his parents' goddaughter, which begins in the interwar years.
Through the lives of the Lammas family and their friends, Echoes of War captures the British experience of two world wars and the uneasy peace that lay between, and traces the beginning of the empire's end. With a wide cast of vividly drawn characters and ranging from Norfolk to Tuscany and Burma, this magisterial and profoundly moving novel testifies to the redemptive power of love and to mankind's enduring capacity for courage, compassion and survival.
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William Riviere was born in 1954 and brought up in Norfolk. After leaving Cambridge, he spent several years in Venice, and later worked in Japan and travelled extensively around the Far East. He is married to a painter, and teaches at the University of Urbino in Italy.
Echoes Of War by William Riviere
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Hodder & Stoughton General Division
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