Dreams That Veil
December 1911. Twelve-year old Eliza Brannan eagerly awaits the return of her brother Roderick from university, a welcome but brief diversion from her otherwise cosy existence in the heart of Northamptonshire with her widowed mother and cousin Dorothea.
Roderick and Dorothea are growing up fast. They are forging lives and loves of their own, and Eliza feels she is being left behind. When an unexpected proposal of marriage leads Dorothea to a search for her long-lost father in the slums of London, Eliza begins to realize that the world is a bigger and more frightening place than could have ever imagined.
Dreams That Veil is the story of England basking in the calm before the storm of the First World War and of a young girl’s struggle with her transition to maturity.
Dominic Luke was born in London and studied history at the University of Birmingham. He lives in Northamptonshire and has written four previous novels: Nothing Undone Remained (Buried River Press), Aunt Letitia, Snake in the Grass, Autumn Softly Fell and Nothing Undone Remained.
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Nothing Undone Remained
Life has been kind to Roderick Brannan in his first
fourteen years, and in the autumn of 1906 there is
nothing he wants more than to make a sporting name for himself at school. But with the breeze of the shifting seasons comes an imperceptible breath of change, for England, and for Roderick, and when his father, a motorcar manufacturer, dies he must return to the family home.
There follows a tumultuous summer, for Roderick and his young cousin, Dorothea. Swapping the strictures of boarding school for the cloistered quiet of a remote country house leads Roderick to reassess his goals, and awakens in him desires he had never considered possible.
Nothing Undone Remained is a perceptive and potent
glimpse of youth in Edwardian England, revelling in the
naivety and bluster of a young boy, on the fledgling
cusp of adulthood and responsibility.
Dominic Luke was born in London and studied history
at the University of Birmingham. He lives in
Northamptonshire and his previous three novels, Aunt
Letitia, Snake in the Grass and Autumn Softly Fell
were also published by Robert Hale.
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