An atmospheric and affecting post-war novel from international bestselling author Clare Francis Torn between taking a job in London and helping his aunt and uncle, Greer reluctantly hires a Polish vet, Wladyslaw Malinowski, as a laborer on their withy farm. But this is a difficult time. Food and job shortages sweep the country. The soldiers of the Second Polish Corps have arrived and refuse to go home, drawing both suspicion and ire. And when Stella, a local schoolmistress, begins to fall for the sturdy and surprisingly literary Malinowski, it is only a matter of time before all eyes turn to the outsider when a murder rocks the small community. Set in the rural Somerset wetlands, as World War II veterans are returning home, Homeland captures the anti-Polish sentiment that characterized Great Britain's harsh winter of 1946. This is Clare Francis at her best.
by Francis Parkman
by Clare Francis
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