Clinging precariously to life, shattered in body and broken in spirit, Captain Reginald Frobisher returns to his wife and family in Tarifa from the hell of Passchandaele. Surely, for them the war is over. A simple, innocent servant maiden, betrayed ...
and discarded by a callous lover, is left to face an unenviable fate. Surely, any hope of a decent life is finished. Pride and arrogance from the past, the love and commitment of youth and the blind workings of an unpredictable destiny are the themes of the story as the hero from the mud of Flanders and the distraught girl from the servant's kitchen drift into a parallel to a conclusion of tragedy or fulfilment. It is against the background of a turbulent Spain, seething with the unresolved conflicts and political tensions of a century and a complacent Gibraltar that the recuperating soldier and the abandoned waif trace their way through the convolutions of life.
Number of pages: 385
Date of publication: 14/03/2011
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