I Can't Begin to Tell You by Elizabeth Buchan
Published February 9, 2023
This is such a good read. It’s gentle and methodical whilst being full of tension and worry. It follows the exploits of a handful of characters, mostly women, as they do their bit for the war effort in the UK and in Denmark - field agents, codebreakers and those trying to improve the situation for those on the ground and those risking their lives every day. Whilst it doesn’t show the full horrific action-packed impact of war like other fiction does, it shows the real heart of what war does: tearing families apart, making everyone suspicious of everyone and ultimately having innocent people die for no good reason. Beautifully written and achingly sad, but worth every moment.