<p>London, 1937. The profoundly moving story of a Quaker family and a Jewish family in love and at war during WWII. </p><p>At a rally in the Royal Albert Hall, two Quaker brothers, Paul and Charlie Lamb, sign a pledge of peace that only one of them will honour. Meanwhile, in a draughty Victorian mansion in Hampstead, Mr. Morningstar wonders why his wife, a crystallographer from a dynasty of diamond cutters, turns into a cursing somnambulist at night, while their daughter, Miriam, comes home from her shifts at the munitions factory with her stockings inside out. </p><p>As the streets throng with khaki, the Lambs and the Morningstars must decide how to do good in a world transformed by evil. Should a scientist use her skills to maximise civilian casualties? Should a Quaker stand by as millions are murdered? And is it possible to love someone if you hate their convictions? </p><p>When the two families are torn apart by war, Paul is forced to choose between his conscience and the woman he loves. </p><p><i>Of Love and Other Wars</i> is a profoundly moving tale of faith, longing, and decisions made in the split second of silence between bullets, whose repercussions last a lifetime. With distinctive flair and dazzling creative energy, Sophie Hardach pulls us into lives upended by betrayal, violence and passion. </p>
<p> The story of a Quaker family and a Jewish family in love and at war during WWII. </p>
'Poignant without ever being sentimental, morally complex and deftly woven – this is a book that gets better and better with every chapter' Gavin Extence.
'Tender and absorbing. An intriguing glimpse into the pacifist's world' Esther Freud.
A moving historical novel from the Costa Novel Prize shortlisted author of <i>Confession with Blue Horses</i>.
A unique and compelling slant on WW2.