Freya Wyley meets Nancy Holdaway amid the wild celebrations of VE Day, the prelude to a devoted and competitive friendship…
Freya, ambitious and outspoken, pursues a career on Fleet Street while Nancy, less self-confident, struggles to get her first novel published. Both friends become entangled with Robert Cosway, a charismatic young man whose own ambition will have a momentous bearing on their lives.
Flitting from war-haunted Oxford to the bright new shallows of the 1960s, Freya plots the unpredictable course of a woman’s life and loves in extraordinary times.
NOMINATING LIBRARY COMMENTS
A masterfully woven take with a delightfully unpredictable yet fully plausible storyline that unfolds without evoking the nagging feeling of déjà-vu (except when intentional). In short, Freya is “a well-made novel with characters and situations that intrigue and provoke us”, like one of its characters might have put it.