Ike and Kay
An epic love story on the fogbound streets of London reeling from the Blitz. Acclaimed author James MacManus conjures a compelling historical novel based on the true story of the secret love affair at the heart of the Second World War. It is 1942, and war-battered London plays host to the imposing figure of General Ike Eisenhower on a vital mission for the US army. Kay Summersby, an ambulance driver, is chosen to be his aide, a role that will change her life forever. Amid the carnage a secret affair unfolds and rumours of Ike's infidelity reach across the ocean to Washington and worse yet, to his wife. In a time where scandal and war threaten to break them apart, can Kay hold on to the man she loves? "Highly readable ... successfully combines intimacy with an awar eness of the wider picture.' - The Sunday Times AUTHOR: James MacManus is the managing director of the TLS. James's first screenplay about the life of George Hogg, The Children of the Silk Road, was made into a film starring Jonathan Rhys Meyers. He has since written historical novels Black Venus, Sleep in Peace Tonight and Midnight in Berlin (Duckworth).