So Much Life Left Over
Louis de Bernières
For a family epic spanning continents, it has to be this sweeping, heartbreaking novel from Louis de Bernières. We follow Daniel in his troubled marriage with Rosie who have moved to Ceylon with their little daughter to start a new life at the dawn of the 1920s, attempting to put the trauma of the First World War behind them, and to rekindle a marriage that gets colder every day. True to life, their story is humorous and tragic, and this is a brilliant portrayal of the extraordinary interwar years both in England and abroad.