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Two brothers. One woman. A nation at war.
A compelling story of war, brotherly love, passion and betrayal during World War One.
Vast in scope and intimate in the portrayal of three lives swept along by circumstances, ‘This Time Tomorrow’ moves from the drawing rooms of Edwardian London to the trenches of the Western Front and to the uncertainty of post-war Britain.
When Guy Searight volunteers to fight with the British army in the early days of World War One, he leaves behind his girlfriend, Mary. While away fighting, Guy’s younger brother, Jack, seizes an opportunity to woo Mary for himself.
Forthright and self assured, Guy has always looked out for his confident but frail brother and blithely promises his fretting mother that he’ll look out for him when Jack’s turn comes to join up. But embittered by Jack’s betrayal, Guy vows that when Jack has to face the horrors of war for himself, he won’t be there to look after him.
When the brothers are reunited in the trenches of the Western Front, their thoughts are both with Mary. As Jack buckles under the strain of war, can Guy sustain his anger and allow his brother to suffer alone?
A shocking event, catastrophic in its intensity and barbaric in its conclusion, forces Guy to re-evaluate his relationship with his brother, with Mary and ultimately himself.
‘This Time Tomorrow’ is a tale of love, loss and longing.
Read an extract from This Time Tomorrow and here a two-minute video of the author talking about the novel.
Part One of the Searight Saga.
“Great descriptive story… brought tears to my eyes… very well written… couldn’t put it down… highly recommend… you won’t be disappointed.”
“You will surely LOVE this book. It’s brilliant.”
“Should be read by anyone with a conscience in order that we never forget.”
“An immense journey … I cried several times! I strongly recommend this enriching read; the characters will stay with you for a long time afterwards.”
“A cinematic view of the Western Front.”
“The dialogue is masterful … Not to be missed.”
“An incredibly moving novel and wonderfully written. Highly recommended and one which I shall long remember.”
“A beautiful novel.”
“For days I found my thoughts drifting back to instances in the story … It would be a moving drama if this novel could be made into a movie.”
“Each time I picked this up to read a few chapters, I’d end up reading far longer than intended, until I finally gave up and sat and finished it.”