By Jacqueline Winspear
The New York Times bestselling writer of the Maisie Dobbs sequence turns her prodigious abilities to this global warfare I standalone novel, a lyrical drama of affection suffering to outlive in a broken, fractured world.
By July 1914, the binds among Kezia Marchant and Thea Brissenden, buddies on the grounds that girlhood, became strained—by Thea’s passionate embody of women’s suffrage, and via the approaching marriage of Kezia to Thea’s brother, Tom, who runs the family members farm. whilst Kezia and Tom wed only a month ahead of struggle is asserted among Britain and Germany, Thea’s present to Kezia is a booklet on family management—a veiled feedback of the bride’s prosaic existence to return. but while Tom enlists to struggle for his nation and Thea is drawn reluctantly onto the battlefield, the farm turns into Kezia’s accountability. every one needs to have the option to undergo the resultant cataclysm and turmoil.
As Tom marches to front traces, and Kezia battles to maintain her ordered existence from unraveling, they disguise their melancholy in letters and playing cards full of tales woven to convey convenience. Even Tom’s fellow infantrymen within the trenches input and locate solace within the dream international of Kezia’s mouth-watering, albeit imaginary nutrients. yet will well-intended lies and self-deception be of use after they come head to head with the enemy?
Published to coincide with the centennial of the nice struggle, The Care and administration of Lies paints a poignant photograph of affection and friendship strained by means of the ache of separation and the brutal chaos of conflict. eventually, it increases profound questions on clash, trust, and love that echo in our personal time.