The Heat of the Day (Paperback)Elizabeth Bowen (author)
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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. Suffused with faded glamour, this sensual noir stands as a richly evocative novel of war, desire and betrayal.
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
Number of pages: 400
Weight: 277 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 25 mm
'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' - The Sunday Times
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