Author(s): M. K. Joseph
First published in 1976, the novel tells the story of Saul Scourby, a young WW2 British corporal on leave from his unit in Northern France. In an isolated farmhouse he meets a woman - Belle - moves in with her, and despite himself, falls in love. First published 1976. Softcover
Michael Joseph was born in England in 1914 and spent two years of his childhood in Belgium, moving to New Zealand in 1924. During WWII he joined the Royal Artillery and then an Air OP unit. He returned to New Zealand in 1946 and later became associate professor of English at Auckland University. He died in 1981.