Staff recommendation: I found this story of Krista, the war bride brought home to London by intelligence officer Gus Clifton, captivating. Set between post World War two London and Berlin, it vividly describes the devastation both physical and emotional which has been visited on the survivors of the war. The struggle to return to a previous existence, when all you have known and valued has irrevocably changed, has been explored in great
depth. It is an intriguing social history and a gripping mystery.