Louisa Young, author of My Dear I Wanted To Tell You, on tour June/July 2012

Posted By on May 14, 2012

About My Dear I Wanted To Tell You

• Paperback: 336 pages
• Publisher: Harper Perennial (June 26, 2012)

The lives of two very different couples—an officer and his aristocratic wife, and a young soldier and his childhood sweetheart—are irrevocably intertwined and forever changed in this stunning World War I epic of love and war.

At eighteen years old, working-class Riley Purefoy and “posh” Nadine Waveney have promised each other the future, but when war erupts across Europe, everything they hold to be true is thrown into question. Dispatched to the trenches, Riley forges a bond of friendship with his charismatic commanding officer, Peter Locke, as they fight for their survival. Yet it is Locke’s wife, Julia, who must cope with her husband’s transformation into a distant shadow of the man she once knew. Meanwhile, Nadine and Riley’s bonds are tested as well by a terrible injury and the imperfect rehabilitation that follows it, as both couples struggle to weather the storm of war that rages about them.

Moving among Ypres, London, and Paris, this emotionally rich and evocative novel is both a powerful exploration of the lasting effects of war on those who fight—and those who don’t—and a poignant testament to the enduring power of love.

About Louisa Young

Louisa Young grew up in London, England, in the house in which Peter Pan was written, and she studied modern history at Cambridge. She was a freelance journalist and has written ten books, including the Orange Prize–longlisted Baby Love. She is the co-author of the bestselling Lionboy trilogy, which has been published in thirty-six languages. She lives in London and Italy with her daughter and the composer Robert Lockhart.


Louisa’s Tour Stops

Tuesday, June 26th: A Musing Reviews

Wednesday, June 27th: Lit and Life

Thursday, June 28th: Diary of an Eccentric

Tuesday, July 3rd: Reading Lark

Wednesday, July 4th: Unabridged Chick

Thursday, July 5th: Diary of a Stay at Home Mom

Tuesday, July 10th: Savvy Verse & Wit

Wednesday, July 18th: The Book Garden

Thursday, July 19th: Peeking Between the Pages

Friday, July 20th: The Written World

Thursday, July 26th: A Bookish Affair

Thursday, July 26th:  Shall Write

Friday, August 3rd: My Bookshelf – book trailer


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