I regard Anne Allen’s Guernsey novels as an indulgent treat: they’re seriously easy to read, with some great characters and a brilliant island location which is used to full advantage: you really feel as though you’re there. Allen has a subtle insight into the dynamics of dysfunctional families – the ones with quirks in their history – and the independent people they give birth to.
'The island of Guernsey is so vividly evoked, one feels as if one is walking its byways. An atmospheric and tantalising read.' -- Elizabeth Bailey, author of The Gilded Shroud.