ENFILADE, by Julia Draper. Published by Ergo Press (email: julia.grint@sfr.fr). £7.99. Softback.

THIS first full-length novel by the author, co-founder of Hexham’s Cogito Books, is set in Bellingham and France during the years 1915 to 1918 and was inspired by a W. P. Collier photograph – the front cover illustration – taken in the North Tyne valley village at the time. A story of love, passion and the horrors of war, it brings to life the grim realities of the Western Front and the sorrow and despair of the Home Front.