’So glittering is the overall parade - and so entertaining the surface - that the trilogy remains excitingly vivid’ - Sunday Times
’Wonderfully entertaining’ - Observer
Athens, 1941. Harriet Pringle feverishly awaits news of her husband, trapped in the spoilt city of Bucharest. Yet when the young couple are reunited, Guy once again becomes absorbed in his work, leading Harriet to seek the attention of a handsome young officer. But when Greece is defeated and Europe starts to crumble around them, Guy and Harriet are forced to find a new strength amidst the devastation. Manning’s exquisite observations on love, marriage and friendship during wartime are brought vibrantly to life.