Miss Carter’s War by Sheila Hancock was sent to me for review by Sunday Herald, the Sunday supplement of Deccan Herald. Now, Sheila Hancock is not a name that rings a bell, but upon discovering that she was married to John Thaw, immortalized (for me at least) as Inspector Morse on the TV series, I was much excited. And also for the fact that this was her debut novel—written at the age of 82.
Miss Carter’s War is an extraordinary piece of work, the sort of book that stays with you long after you turn the last page. Not only does it effortlessly span six decades of one woman’s life, it shows us just how extraordinary being ordinary could be.
Rather than repeating myself, here is the link to the my full review for Sunday Herald.