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Chris Cleave on the emotional depth of the past

Chris Cleave’s sweeping new novel Everyone Brave is Forgiven is set during World War Two, weaving little-known history and a perfect love story together and daring us to understand that, against the great theatre of world events, it is the intimate losses, the small battles, the daily human triumphs, that change us most. Here he talks about the emotional depth of the past, and his research into the way people shared their feelings in the 1940s.