In the Dark

In the Dark

Book - 2015
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South London, 1916. Eithne Clay runs a shabby-genteel boarding house while her husband is off at the War. When the dreaded telegram arrives at the house, things turn from difficult to desperate. Then along comes the butcher, Neville Turk, big handsome ladies' man, irresistible for his meat, money and brutish confidence, who throws flighty Eithne into a turmoil but has sinister plans of his own.
On the South London home front of World War I, boarding house owner Eithne Clay, her fourteen-year-old son Ralph, her staff, and her tenants suffer their own dramas as the war unfolds.
Publisher: New York, NY : Overlook Press, 2015.
ISBN: 9781468310924
Branch Call Number: F
Characteristics: 313 pages ; 24 cm


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Sep 23, 2016

Compelling historical drama; the author draws you into her characters' lives easily, you can sense the filth and misery of these difficult times. Definitely NOT the light humor I was used to in her other novels, but still worth reading.

WVMLStaffPicks Feb 01, 2015

Moggach continues to find new worlds to explore in her unsentimental, realistic and enthralling novels. Here a young war widow runs a boarding house in WWI London with her son and a trusted servant. Although life is a struggle, that is just the way things are until a wealthy and strangely compelling butcher inveigles himself into their world. Everything changes, not all for the better.

ManUtdFan Mar 16, 2012

Good light read (excuse the pun given the title). A few twists in the plot, captures the time period well and gives you the ending you have been waiting for throughout.


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