Modern Fiction Book of the Month – April 2024

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, always has been. ”It was only because Gaunt knew he might die, that he could be so reckless as to kiss him.” An epic tale of the devastating tragedies of war and the forbidden romance that blooms in its grip. // Discuss in the Modern Fiction reading group //