41 The Lie by Helen Dunmore a post Great War novel just arrived got good reviews in the Guardian. The 100 anniversary of the start of the Great War is the guiding theme for me this year. Will comment once I have digested some of it. Essentially the story was about Great War PTSD and post war realignment to life and a ghost story which invokes the spirit of The Turn of The Screw. While the story was well constructed and very well written in terms of its language and character development it left me feeling emotionally short changed.