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Blasted Things by Lesley Glaister

Blasted Things

Lesley Glaister

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Imprint: Sandstone Press Ltd
Publisher: Sandstone Press Ltd
Publication date: 7 May 2020
ISBN: 9781913207120

WW1 is over. As a nurse at the front, Clementine has found and lost love, but has settled for middle class marriage. Vincent had half his face blown off, and wants more than life offers now. Drawn together by their shared experiences at the Front, they have a compulsive relationship ending in disaster for one of them.

4 stars out of 5
Allan Massie
3 May 2020

"Blasted Things is a crime novel, but not a mystery"

One wonders what might follow. Can Clementina settle into a comfortable life as the doctor’s wife? Can she put the past behind her? Her son will be old enough for the next war 20 years on. A sequel perhaps? This is an accomplished novel with an amplitude that may be called old-fashioned in as much as in both style and theme it recalls the sort of novels that were written in the inter-war period by writers who had no interest in experiment, but took character,setting and story seriously. It has a fine sense of time and place – a good novel for these days of lockdowned confinement.