Sep 11, 2010 — On March 3, 1943, 173 people were crushed to death in a stairwell leading to a London air-raid shelter. The crowd was mostly made up of women and children. In her tender and sorrowful novel, Jessica Francis Kane meditates on the disaster, and how humans try to make sense of inexplicable events.
Jun 4, 2006 — Sarah Waters' novel is told from 1947 backward, and it has much of what we expect of war-time Londoners: bravery, fear and sometimes heroism. But there's more: many of the characters are lesbians.