Extraordinarily, Caroline Scott’s novel is based on true events. She has written a superb and quietly devastating novel about grief, hope and the horrific aftershocks of war.
When a WW1 soldier with complete memory loss is discovered in Durham cathedral, more than one woman steps forward to claim him as her own. But the past is a place he has shut away, and in his powerful psychological novel, Scott explores the mental health of everyone invlved in the soldiers life. A carefully nuanced complex story.