It is 1922 and the aftermath of a horrific war hangs over a talented group of artists as they begin their freshmen year at the Slade School of Fine Art. Artistic ambitions burn bright for Paul Crowley and Jack Trevelyan. The desire to be the greatest artists of their generation is urging them on, but not – they hope – at the cost of their friendship.
For the group of talented artists around them, the struggle to establish themselves brings new challenges amid the din of the Roaring Twenties. Conscious of having been spared the horror of the trenches, they strive to make their mark and become the celebrated clique of their generation.
K. A. Lalani lives in Crawley, West Sussex, and has worked in finance and accounting throughout his career. He reached the semi-final stage on BBC Mastermind in 2018/19. History has always been of great interest to him, and he has published two historical novels, The Rules of Engagement and The Calloway Sisters, as well as Unto the Skies, the biography of Amy Johnson.
Guest Reviewer (Guest Review) - 19 Dec, 2023
17 Dec 2023
Eminently readable and hugely enjoyable. This has to be the author's best work yet. Can't help thinking that it's ripe material for Television adaptation and would sit happily in the tradition of Sunday night drama. The author is evidently comfortable with the period and I defy other readers of this not to read it in a couple of sittings.
Guest Reviewer (Guest Review) - 20 Feb, 2024
A pleasing read!
This is the first of this author's work I have been recommended to read and it was a very satisfying read. I loved the climax and
the lustrous Riviera setting was vividly evoked. I think other readers will be similarly impressed