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Book Launch: 'Don't You Know There's a War On?' by Janet Todd

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On 17th March, join Janet Todd at Heffers for a party to celebrate publication of her new novel, Don't You Know There's a War On?

Joan is a widow, an outsider in post-Second-World War England, bereft of its empire and global status. She lives with her only daughter, Maud, angrily conforming to a culture she feels has left her behind. When Maud is threatened, Joan begins a diary to make sense of her alienated past, before and during the War. Giving rein to a loathing for the society that has thwarted her aspirations, she is merciless, her writing often sublimely funny; but Joan has a secret, never confided, which binds Maud to her. As Joan chronicles her life, her observations reveal psychological dramas, which, once uncovered, lead to a shocking conclusion.

Actor Miriam Margoyles will be giving a reading at the launch.

Janet Todd's other novels include Lady Susan Plays the Game and A Man of Genius. She has also published a memoir, Radiation Diaries, and a biography of Aphra Benn. A Professor Emerita at the University of Aberdeen and Honorary Fellow of Newnham College, Janet Todd is a former President of Lucy Cavendish College, Cambridge, where she established the Lucy Cavendish Fiction Prize.

The launch is free to attend but booking is essential as spaces are limited. Tickets can be booked through this page, by calling 01223 463200 or in person at Heffers bookshop. Please note this is an informal, celebratory event, not a seated talk; a limited number of chairs will be available.

If you are unable to attend but would like to request a signed copy, please send an email via the 'contact' button on this page.

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