"Despite a slow start, Wilhide creates a closely detailed, finely shaded portrayal of love and war that is anti-romantic but far from cynical."
Attempting to mix the historical tenor of television's Foyle's War
with the darkly romantic yearnings of Madame Bovary
and Anna Karenina
, Wilhide (Ashenden
, 2013) follows the travails of an upper-middle-class British housewife whose comfortable life is shattered by the combination of World War II and her adulterous affair.
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