The Heat of the Day (Paperback)
  • The Heat of the Day (Paperback)
zoom

The Heat of the Day (Paperback)

(author)
1 Review Sign in to write a review
£9.99
Paperback 400 Pages
Published: 14/05/1998
  • 10+ in stock

Usually dispatched within 2-3 working days

  • This item has been added to your basket
Waterstones Says

A bewitching novel that perfectly captures the nihilistic romance of London during the Blitz, when normal rules crumbled in the face of potential annihilation, The Heat of the Day places a love triangle at the heart of a deadly game of wartime espionage. 

It is wartime London, and the carelessness of people with no future flows through the evening air. Stella discovers that her lover Robert is suspected of selling information to the enemy. Harrison, the British intelligence agent on his trail, wants to bargain, the price for his silence being Stella herself.

Caught between two men and unsure who she can trust, the flimsy structures of Stella's life begin to crumble.

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9780099276463
Number of pages: 400
Weight: 277 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 24 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

Probably the most intelligent noir ever written...The situation is surreal, the psychologizing profound, and the eerie inwardness trapped in Bowen's distinctive prose resonates inside a peculiar silence that fills the reader's heart with dread - Los Angeles Times

One of three quintessential London 'war' novels, the others being Patrick Hamilton's Hangover Square and Graham Greene's The End of the Affair. No other novel conjures the spooky solemnity of the Blitz so adroitly - Time Out

A tensely charged story of betrayal - Independent

Marvellously witty, poetic and socially perceptive novels... she is bang on form with The Heat of the Day - John Bayley, Independent

This world reminds you of both Henry James and Graham Greene...a world both placid and violently fractured...Bowen's prose is crisp and precise, but also suggestive and haunting...She combines moral refinement and pitiless but compasionate understanding - Sunday Times

You may also be interested in...

The Song of Achilles
Added to basket
Circe
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Pachinko
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
Shogun
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
Hamnet
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Mythos
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
The Book Thief
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Dissolution
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
Wolf Hall
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
The Silence of the Girls
Added to basket
The Pillars of the Earth
Added to basket
The Essex Serpent
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
A Thousand Ships
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
The Miniaturist
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Fingersmith
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
Imperium
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
The Familiars
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
The Confessions of Frannie Langton
Added to basket

“Like modern art you will love it or hate it”

A frustrating read, sometimes enjoyable, many may not complete this book. The Los Angeles Times says 'Probably the most intelligent noir ever written... fills the reader's heart with dread'. At times it... More

Paperback edition
Helpful? Upvote 32

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.

env: aptum
branch: