The Night Watch – Sarah Waters

Another of Michael’s recommendations that took me far too long to get round to reading. A gripping tale of young women in London whose paths cross during the Blitz, and continue to cross and recross in the years that follow. The characters are strongly portrayed and engaging, and the narration isn’t linear, which I enjoyed – finding out about past encounters and relationships shifted my perception of what I’d read before.

The other point of interest is that relationships are both straight and lesbian, and the lesbian relationships and people’s reactions to them offer an insight into metropolitan life in the 1940s which is rarely found.

Recommended. link: The Night Watch – Sarah Waters