Paperback pick: Wake

This debut novel from Anna Hope is a moving account of women trying to cope with the aftermath of the First World War


Paperback pick: Wake

Anna Hope’s impressive, incredibly moving debut leaves you in no doubt about the misery that war brings.

Set over five days in November 1920, it tells the stories of three very different women dealing with the aftershock of WW1, and the impact that the conflict has on the men in their lives.

It’s a heartbreaking tale of grief and guilt, where a secret reveals the devastating connection unites the women, and their sons, brothers and lovers.

Wake by Anna Hope (Black Swan, £7.99) is out now