Cityread London 2014

My Dear, I Wanted to Tell You

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 back in London. My Dear, I Wanted to Tell You by Louisa Young is the book that London's reading this April.

And younger Cityreaders can join in by reading Michael Morpurgo's Private Peaceful - a moving account of one young soldier's life on the battlefields of the First World War, and his memories of life at home.