Nominated for the Folio Prize and shortlisted for the Walter Scott Prize
for Historial Fiction, and the Royal Society of Literature Ondaatje Prize.
Set during and just after the First World War, The Lie is an enthralling,
heart-wrenching novel of love, memory and devastating loss by one of the
UK's most acclaimed storytellers. Cornwall, 1920, early spring. A young man
stands on a headland, looking out to sea. He is back from the war, homeless
and without family. Behind him lie the mud, barbed-wire entanglements and
terror of the trenches. Behind him is also the most intense relationship of
his life. Daniel has survived, but the horror and passion of the past seem
more real than the quiet fields around him. He is about to step into the
unknown. But will he ever be able to escape the terrible, unforeseen
consequences of a lie?

Helen Dunmore—The Lie

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