Robert Hendricks is an English psychiatrist, in the later years of his profession, who served as an officer during WWII. Robert had successfully managed to avoid all memories of his war time service until an intriguing letter arrived with an invitation to learn something about himself.
Set in two time periods, the story is very detailed about the inhumanity of wartime and the effect of memories on a person.
The reviewer felt that the book was well paced and believable. It would appeal to both the war buff and the literary reader. It was a powerful story about love and war, memory and desire, and the relationship between the body and the mind.