This is music about how war betrays our honour, and redeems what is human in us, offering a short peace.
Recommended by Vayu Naidu
Written by Irène Némirovsky
Translated from the French by Sandra Smith
Published by Vintage (2006)
Dr Vayu Naidu is a novelist and performer storyteller/Raconteur based in London. Her winter writing and storytelling residencies: www.vayunaidu.com/the-write-place. She is a Royal Literary Fund Fellow.