London in the aftermath of WW2 is a beaten down, hungry place, so it's no wonder that Regine Milner's Sunday house parties in her Hampstead home are so popular. Everyone comes to Reggie's on a Sunday: ballet dancers and cabinet ministers, left-over Mosleyites alongside flamboyant homosexuals like Freddie Buckingham. And when Freddie turns up dead on the Heath one Sunday night there is no shortage of suspects. "War Damage" is both a high-class thriller and a wonderful evocation of Britain staggering back to its feet after the privations of the War. And in Regine Milner it possesses a truly memorable heroine. She's full of secrets - just what did happen in Shanghai before the war? - and surprises - Reggie's living proof that sexual experimentation was alive and well long before the sixties.
"'It would be selfish to hope for more thrillers from Wilson... but The Twilight Hour is so good that such selfishness is inevitable' Time Out 'Fantastically atmospheric... with the sort of breathy dialogue that reminds you of Brief Encounter' Sunday Express 'An elegantly nostalgic, noir thriller; brilliantly conjures up the rackety confusion of Cold War London' Daily Mail 'The era of austerity after the Second World War makes an entertaining and convincing backdrop to Elizabeth Wilson's fine second novel, War Damage - A delight to read.' Marcel Berlins, The Times
An independent researcher and writer best known for her commentaries on feminism and popular culture, Elizabeth Wilson is currently Visiting Professor at the London College of Fashion. She is the author of several non-fiction books. Her novel The Twilight Hour (9781852424770) is also published by Serpent's Tail.