Somerville’s War is a tale of deception, courage and romance and is the first treatment in fiction of the famous Special Operations Executive (SOE) finishing school for spies at Beaulieu, renamed SOE Somerville. It’s also the first fictional portrait of master spy Kim Philby (renamed Adrian Russell) up to inimitable mischief. The main female character is one of the women pilots of the ATA pictured here and there is a tense description of her flying a Spitfire in combat. The life-and-death climax in occupied France will have you on the edge of your seat.
The WW2 features of the story are covered in an interview I gave to author Julie Anderson, herself about to publish a new novel with a timely title, Plague. You can read the interview here: https://julieandersonwriter.com/2020/05/21/talking-about-books-with-andrew-duncan/