Sheila Hancock has had an enormously successful career in film, television, theatre and radio. Publishing her memoir she won the British Book Award for Author of the Year. Now, in Miss Carter’s War, Sheila Hancock proves that she is a vibrant new voice in British fiction.
Britain, 1948. The young and beautiful, half French, half English, Marguerite Carter is on a mission. Having worked in Special Operations behind enemy lines during the war, Marguerite returns to England to be one of the first women to receive a degree from the University of Cambridge. She now sets out towards her future as an English teacher in a girls’ grammar school, trying to fight social injustice, to prevent war and to educate her girls. Miss Carter’s War is a compelling tale of strength and determination, creating a powerful, panoramic portrait of Britain through the life of one very singular woman.