WINNER OF THE WALTER SCOTT PRIZE FOR HISTORICAL FICTION
WINNER OF THE E. M. FORSTER AWARD
AS HEARD ON BBC RADIO 4s BOOK AT BEDTIME
Two sisters. Four nights. One City.
April, 1941. Belfast has escaped the worst of the war – so far. Following the lives of sisters Emma and Audrey – one engaged to be married, the other in a secret relationship with another woman – as they try to survive the horrors of the Belfast Blitz, These Days is an unforgettable novel about lives lived under duress, about family, and about how we try to stay true to ourselves
‘Brilliantly evokes wartime love and heartbreak.’ Guardian
‘Breathtakingly good. A novel of enormous heart; full of luminous passages of prose.’ Observer
‘Meticulously researched, perfectly imagined, full of compassion and emotional truth.’ CLARE CHAMBERS