"A small treasure-house of a book from a writer who understands the vital importance of small details." (The Guardian)
“A triumph of balance and organization... Nicolson writes with admirable pace and fluency...a study which comprehends the cultural and the intellectual, the political and the social, and weaves them all into a lively and convincing narrative.” (The Spectator)
“Nicolson has created a compelling impressionistic portrait of a country struggling to make sense of the sacrifices that had been made. Filled with anecdote and human detail, The Great Silence becomes a moving study of Britons finding ways, individually and collectively, to recover from the terrible wounds the war had inflicted.” (Sunday Times)
Juliet Nicolson is the author of THE PERFECT SUMMER. She has written for the Daily Telegraph, Vogue, Evening Standard, The Spectator and The Guardian. She has two daughters and lives in Sussex and Kent at Sissinghurst.