In the first frantic year of World War 1 London, Jan Strang, the son of a Swedish timber merchant and Lucy Green, daughter of a suburban postmaster become lovers, marry and live with Jan’s cosmopolitan parents. Jan introduces Lucy to a new world of experiences and temptations. But then Jan goes off to fight.
When he returns from his stint as a Second Lieutenant on the Front Line, Lucy quickly discovers he has become a very different man from the one she married: wounded, battle-scarred and hooked on morphine. Can Lucy’s love, faith and inner strength heal his deepest wounds?
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Adrian Horn is a professional writer and Cultural Historian. His debut novel, Anaesthesia is a love story set against a background of morphine addiction in the First World War. He grew up in the 1960s in North Harrow in what is now Greater London but now resides in the Yorkshire Dales where the hills and streams drive his imagination.