So I was in ASDA last week on Tuesday evening, needing a new book. A few things struck me about this book, firstly, it’s written by a chap who’s middle name is Ho. A letter combination second to not many. So Peter Ho Davies wrote a book and it was long listed for the Man Booker prize. There’s another solid reason to be interested, though I.
I bought and churned through it in less than a week. A proper page turner. It’s a WWII story set (mainly) in Wales, seen from the perspective of all sides – The Welsh, the English, The young and the old. It’s a book about roots and culture, love and honour, war and bravery. The main characters were so rich, so real.
As a hidden bonus, I learned some genuinely fascinating stuff on sheep farming, as a result of reading this very book. Highly recommended.