In Memoriam

In Memoriam

THE TOP FIVE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER

Summary

WINNER OF THE WATERSTONES NOVEL OF THE YEAR PRIZE 2023

‘If you haven’t read it, you’re missing out’ Bonnie Garmus, bestselling author of LESSONS IN CHEMISTRY

'One of the best debuts I've read in recent years . . . please rush out and buy it' ELIZABETH DAY
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In 1914, war feels far away to Henry Gaunt and Sidney Ellwood. They're too young to enlist, and anyway, Gaunt is fighting his own private battle - an all-consuming infatuation with the dreamy, poetic Ellwood - not having a clue that his best friend is in love with him too.

When Gaunt's mother asks him to enlist, he signs up immediately, relieved to escape his overwhelming feelings. But Ellwood and their classmates soon follow him to the front. Ellwood and Gaunt find love in the trenches – but just as war brought them together, it can tear them apart…

An epic, unforgettable love story between two soldiers in the First World War, In Memoriam is a breath-taking debut.
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'A genuine page-turner' Sunday Times

'BIRDSONG for a new generation' JOANNA QUINN, author of THE WHALEBONE THEATRE

'I can't remember the last time I was this invested in a love story' Sunday Telegraph

'Assured, affecting and moving' MAGGIE O'FARRELL, author of HAMNET

‘Will smash your heart to smithereens' Daily Mail

THE TOP FIVE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER, March 2023

Reviews

  • It's hard to believe that In Memoriam is a debut novel as it's so assured, affecting and moving. Alice Winn has written a devastating love story between two young men that moves from the sheltered idyll of their public school to the unspeakable horrors of the Western Front during the First World War. Gaunt and Ellwood will live in your mind long after you've closed the final pages.
    Maggie O'Farrell

About the author

Alice Winn

Alice Winn lives in Brooklyn, where she writes screenplays. She grew up in Paris and was educated in British boarding schools. She has a degree in English Literature from Oxford University. IN MEMORIAM is her debut novel.
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