Amory’s memories of her father are of him returning on leave during the First World War. But his absences are what she chiefly remembers. Her uncle gives her a camera and some rudimentary lessons in photography, unleashing a passion that will irrevocably shape her future. In Sweet Caress William Boyd has created a sweeping panorama of some of the most defining moments of modern history, told through the camera lens of one unforgettable woman. A major literary event with one of the giants of contemporary literature.