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Thread of Flame

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Thread of Flame by Basil King is a captivating and thought-provoking novel that delves into the complex themes of love, jealousy, and ambition. The story follows the lives of two protagonists, Evelyn Blake and Roger Locke, whose paths collide in a whirlwind of passion and manipulation.

King's writing is exquisite, painting vivid scenes that transport the reader to the bustling streets of New York City in the early 20th century. The characters are richly developed, with flaws and vulnerabilities that make them feel incredibly real. Evelyn and Roger's tumultuous relationship is both intense and destructive, keeping the reader on the edge of their seat as they navigate the treacherous waters of love and betrayal.

At its core, Thread of Flame is a story about the power of passion and the consequences of obsession. King expertly weaves together themes of ambition and desire, creating a narrative that is both gripping and emotionally resonant. The ending is both satisfying and bittersweet, leaving the reader with a sense of closure while also pondering the complexities of human nature.

Overall, Thread of Flame is a gripping and immersive read that will appeal to fans of historical fiction and romance. Basil King's masterful storytelling and vivid characters make this novel a must-read for anyone looking for a compelling and thought-provoking story.

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Edward wakes up on board a ship crossing the Atlantic, on his return from the Great War – however, he finds that his memory of who he is and where he comes from is only fragmentary. The book follows his fascinating journey back to health and his growing realisation about what effect the War and its aftermath has had on him and also on the people he meets - as well as his family.

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