Bloomsbury, 1936

"Now, let's see," She said, holding the photo at arm's length, then closer, then back out again. "That's me with my fist up, there on the top. The boy beside me is your Great Uncle Robert; he died in Korea."

"Why in Korea?"

"During the war, dear, the Korean War. He went into the service because our father had been. Now pay attention. "

"Yes, Gran."

"The others, they're just the other children in our class. But there in the black coat, with his hands behind his back? The handsome one?"


"That's your Grandfather. Only, I hated him then."