A novel which draws on a recollection of wartime London to depict the effect of war on the manners, morals and emotions of those not directly engaged in the fighting. By the author of TO THE NORTH, THE HOTEL and A WORLD OF LOVE.
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"Probably the most intelligent noir ever written...The situation is surreal, the psychologizing profound, and the eerie inwardness trapped in Bowen's distinctive prose resonates inside a peculiar silence that fills the reader's heart with dread" ( Los Angeles Times)
"One of three quintessential London 'war' novels, the others being Patrick Hamilton's Hangover Square and Graham Greene's The End of the Affair. No other novel conjures the spooky solemnity of the Blitz so adroitly" ( Time Out)
"A tensely charged story of betrayal" ( Independent)
"Marvellously witty, poetic and socially perceptive novels... she is bang on form with The Heat of the Day" (John Bayley Independent)
"This world reminds you of both Henry James and Graham Greene...a world both placid and violently fractured...Bowen's prose is crisp and precise, but also suggestive and haunting...She combines moral refinement and pitiless but compasionate understanding" ( Sunday Times)
A tense thriller of suspicion, betrayal and espionage set in wartime London
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