The play is adapted from the best-selling novel of the same name written by Sebastian Faulks. The narrative is predominantly about the First World War from the Battle of the Somme through to the end, and the effect it has on the characters involved. It is described in very graphic detail. The book focusses on the central character, Stephen Wraysford, and his attitude to the war and the conditions his men have to fight in. These are coloured by his experiences before the war when he was working in Amiens, staying with the family of the owner of a textile factory. Stephen and the owner’s wife – his second wife and much younger – begin an illicit love affair with devastating consequences.
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