By Jacqueline Winspear
The New York Times bestselling writer of the Maisie Dobbs sequence turns her prodigious skills to this international 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, acquaintances on the grounds that girlhood, became strained—by Thea’s passionate include of women’s suffrage, and by way of the upcoming marriage of Kezia to Thea’s brother, Tom, who runs the kin farm. whilst Kezia and Tom wed only a month prior to conflict is asserted among Britain and Germany, Thea’s present to Kezia is a ebook on family management—a veiled feedback of the bride’s prosaic lifestyles to come back. but while Tom enlists to struggle for his kingdom and Thea is drawn reluctantly onto the battlefield, the farm turns into Kezia’s accountability. every one needs to be able to undergo the resultant cataclysm and turmoil.
As Tom marches to front strains, and Kezia battles to maintain her ordered lifestyles from unraveling, they cover their melancholy in letters and playing cards jam-packed with tales woven to deliver convenience. Even Tom’s fellow squaddies 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 warfare, The Care and administration of Lies paints a poignant photo of affection and friendship strained through the soreness of separation and the brutal chaos of conflict. finally, it increases profound questions on clash, trust, and love that echo in our personal time.