London, 1950. Soprano Lucia Percival has overcome racism and many obstacles to become a renowned opera singer. She is now due to perform her last concert. But she has no intention of going onstage. A terrible secret from her service during the First World War has finally caught up with her.
London, 1917. Lucia, a young Jamaican exile, hopes to make it as a musician. But she is haunted by a tragic separation that is still fresh in her memory – and when she meets Lilian, an old woman damaged by a similar wartime loss, she agrees to a pact that could destroy everything she has fought so hard to achieve.
From the Western Front and the mean streets of Glasgow, to black society in London, Lucia?s story tells a tale of music, motherhood, loss and redemption.
From the author of “stirring” wartime saga White Feathers, shortlisted for the Romantic Novel of the Year Award 2015, Lucia’s War is ideal for fans of Andrea Levy and Sebastian Faulks