Released on 21 August 2009.

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and Elizabeth Jane Howard

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The long, dark days of struggle provide the poignant background to the third book of the Cazalet Chronicle. As the war enters its fourth year, chaos has become a way of life. Both in the still peaceful Sussex countryside, and in air-raid-threatened London, the divided Cazalets begin to find the battle for survival echoing the confusion in their own lives...

'Not a shot is fired in these pages, but we are made to understand how war invades the body and the spirit. A birth, a death, adultery, a stumbling marriage - an upper middle class family takes shape with cinematic sharpness' Daily Telegraph