The Skylarks’ War
Clarry’s mother lives for three days only after Clarry’s birth. Her older brother Peter, a neighbour, housekeeper and friends raise her; Father is too busy. Throughout his silence and the children’s routine, is a constant longing for Cornwall, light, opportunity and their cousin Rupert. As they grow up, pressures and expectations mount, while Father’s silence continues. Through boarding school, a fight for a fair education, and battle fields, the three cousins and their friends work toward opportunity and a sense of home. ‘The Skylarks’ War’ is one of the best books you will read this year.
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