Chris Cleave's debut novel INCENDIARY was a prize-winner and international bestseller and his second novel, THE OTHER HAND has found phenomenal success both in the UK and abroad, hitting number one on the New York Times bestseller list. He is married with three children, and lives in Surrey. He keeps a website at www.chriscleave.com and can be found on twitter.com/chriscleave.
It's a war novel but not as you know it. Cleave, a Guardian journalist and celebrated novelist (Incendiary, The Other Hand), has reportedly written his best book to date with this tale of a young teacher determined to stay in Blitz-time London. - Esquire, Top 10 Best New Novels of 2016Among the most hyped novels of 2016 - The Independent The Best Books to Read in 2016a second world war story that moves between blitz-hit London, where an aristocratic young woman teaches children deemed unsuitable for evacuation, and the bombarded island of Malta. - The Guardian Books in 2016 - A literary calendarA story of romance and heartbreak set during World War II. - The Washington Post - The 20 novels we can't wait to read in 2016. And this list only gets us to JuneAlthough humour is an important ingredient in this novel, it's a book with a lot of heart and insight ... it is profound and provocative and beautifully written. - Sunday Telegraph, Australia on THE OTHER HANDExquisitely balanced between terrible sadness and brilliant humour. - Observer on THE OTHER HANDBig themes, high emotion and cliffhangers aplenty... an enormously affecting investigation of love, guilt and global responsibility, told with a bittersweet urgency. - Justine Jordan, Guardian on THE OTHER HAND