War Changes Everything

War Changes Everything

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This is Nita's Story. Born during the First World War, she is illegitimate. When her mother marries, she doesn't get on with her stepfather. At grammar school she meets Yolanda who introduces her to the vibrant Italian community. The two young women become involved in the left-wing intellectual life of London in the 1930s. She meets Rikh, an activist in the India League. When war is declared, Rikh is seconded to bomber command and they marry in haste. While Rikh is away, she meets Lal, an Indian prince, and they have a whirlwind love affair. As the war engulfs the world, Rikh is posted back to India and Nita goes with him even though their marriage is unhappy...
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Product details

  • Paperback | 236 pages
  • 140 x 216 x 13.72mm | 303.91g
  • Manningtree, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 0995538654
  • 9780995538658

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"I couldn't put this fantastic story down; it's wonderful, so involving and naturally and effortlessly written, it was a real delight."

Paul Anthony Barber

"This is a wonderful story of a remarkable young woman's coming of age, skilfully set in wartime London. Well- researched, insightful and at times gripping as well as poignant, it also charts the rise of political forces both in Britain and India at a time when the world was on the verge of profound change. I eagerly await the second instalment of such a memorable saga."

Rodney Engen, biographer and author

"A vivid description of one young woman's life in the turbulent years before and during the Second World War, showing the vibrant Italian community and the political factions which were to tear the world apart. She also has charted the little known struggles of the India League and the fascinating characters that formed the fight for Independence. This is an accomplished work of fiction, with a solid bed-rock of historical fact."

Dr H Singh, archivist and historian
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