“Beyond the wonderful insights ... there is a portrait of the world in the eye of the storm between two world wars. It is a novel of awakening awakening to sex, yes ... but also an awakening to the presence of evil in the world and to the possibilities of love and friendship.” The Bloomsbury Review
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Spender's novel on his time spent in Germany with Isherwood and Auden. This book is part fiction part non-fiction. The first half is largely just a recount of actual events and accounts of the time he spent in Germany with the aforementioned companions but the second half is largely fiction.A terrific book it's a lovely story about love, war, friendship, and homosexuality in the early part of the 20th Century.