Blog tour: Beloved Ghost

Welcome to the blog tour for Beloved Ghost by Fiona Graph!

More about the book…

Theo Lawder and Zac Bonneval meet in the army at the outbreak of World War II. They survive the horror of Dunkirk and become lovers. Theo goes to work at Bletchley Park, where he becomes friendly with Alan Turing. After the war he joins the Foreign Office, while Zac works for MI6. They make a good life together. 

But this is a time when homosexuals are criminalised, and the pressure of being outcasts in society takes a terrible toll. Zac becomes deeply depressed and goes away. Can their love survive society's hatred?

More about the author…

Fiona Graph lives in London.

Her first novel, ‘Things That Bounded’, was published in October 2020. ‘Beloved Ghost’ is her second novel.

Twitter: @fiona_graph

My thoughts…

There is something special about love in the face of adversity, but it takes skill and nuance to tell such a story in a way that it touches you without falling into clichés. Fiona Graph has successfully portrayed both the tenderness and the resilience that distinguished the relationship between Theo and Zac. Beautiful!

Three words to describe it. Heart-breaking. Inspiring. Beautiful.

Do I like the cover? At first I wasn’t sure but the more I read and the more I appreciated its ‘discretion’, its being elegantly unassuming.

Have I read any other books by the same author? No, but I’ve read about Things That Bounded and I do want to read it.

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