‘I found Dusk a compelling read, a kind of literature that makes one think about how society works’War was never just men on a battle field playing soldiers, it was something that tore families apart, ruined lives and caused terrible suffering. Dusk is a story that shows us just that.Far from being a tragedy, however, Dusk addresses how people in England at the time of WW1 were blinded by status and how pride can be so very manipulating. Amongst it all is the tale of a young, shy girl named Helen who quite literally had the confidence beaten out of her by an abusive father who favoured her elder sister Flora for her beauty and elegance.Soon however, Helen meets Sebastian, an artist from a wealthy family who, much to her surprise falls in love with her. This romance novel gives the message that love is in the eye of the beholder and true beauty is on the inside.However, this love is tested with many challenges; an illegitimate child, hidden German blood and the forever present pressure for men to join the war all send this romance crashing down.I found Dusk a compelling read, a kind of literature that makes one …read more

Via: The Guardian | Books