This unputdownable story of a wartime marriage opens in the Cairo of 1942, which is seething with rumours of a bloody desert campaign.
Strangers in this tense and sultry city, Guy and Harriet Pringle have their own battles to win. . .
‘A tour de force . . . a picture of the Middle East in wartime that we shall want to look at again and again’ – Listener
‘The finest fictional record of the war produced by a British writer’- Anthony Burgess
Previously published in three novels (The Danger Tree, The Battle Lost and Won, The Sum of Things), this book, which stands on its own, can be read as a sequel to The Balkan Trilogy.
Cover photograph, by Peter Lane, shows Emma Thompson as Harriet Pringle in Fortunes of War, a BBCTV production, in association with WGBH-Boston and Primetime Television Ltd.
Softcover, 569 pages. In very good pre-loved condition with the exception of an inscription on the first page and some creasing and slight tear to the cover.