Cityread London is delighted to announce next year's title, 'My Dear I Wanted to Tell You' by Louisa Young.
A letter, two lovers, a terrible lie. In war, truth is only the first casualty. While Riley Purefoy and Peter Locke fight for their country, their survival and their sanity in the trenches of Flanders, Nadine Waveney, Julia Locke and Rose Locke do what they can at home. Moving between London, Ypres and Paris, My Dear I Wanted to Tell You is a deeply affecting and brilliant novel of love and war, telling the story of those who fought, and those who were left behind.
In 2014, for the first time, we have a separate book for younger Cityreaders. Suitable for children of ten and over, Michael Morpurgo's 'Private Peaceful' is a moving account of one young soldier's life on the battlefields of the First World War, and his memories of life at home.
Cityread London is proud to be working in partnership with HarperCollins Publishers and all 33 London library services. Details of our extensive programme of book groups, film screenings, live performances and workshops taking place across the capital will be announced early in the New Year. In the meantime, please sign up for our newsletter and keep in touch with us on Twitter and Facebook.