The Boy I Love (The Boy I Love series - Book One)

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Set in the aftermath of World War I, and full of early twentieth-century taboos, love and betrayal, Marion Husband tackles the difficulties faced in the post-war period by ex-soldiers.

Lieutenant Paul Harris returns to his father's home and to the arms of his secret lover, Adam, after suffering from shell shock after his time at war. But when he discovers that Margot, the fiancee of his dead brother, is pregnant, he marries her due to an immense sense of loyalty. Forced to hide his true desires and his relationship with a fellow solider, Marion Husband sensitively explores the difficulties that he faces.

Through vivid flashbacks, effortless prose and realistic dialect, 'the love that dare not speak its name' is explored with true feeling and passion.

Exploring the prejudice of only a few generations ago, The Boy I Love is a classic romance.

Author: Marion Husband

Paperback, 256 Pages, Orig. Published 2005, This Edition Publ. September 2020

'Its evocation of quiet lives, intensely lived, is impressive' The Guardian

'As with all the best novelists, Husband's talent seems to draw its energy from the experience of writing from perspectives far removed from her own as she inhabits other genders, other sexualities, other eras' Patrick Gale

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