Would you change the past to save the future if it meant losing those you love most?
An enthralling, epic, unforgettable time-slip story from the Sunday Times bestselling author, that takes us from French-occupied London to a remote Scottish lighthouse and the heat of a naval battle that holds the difference between one future and another.
Come home, if you remember.
The postcard has been held at the sorting office for ninety-one years, waiting to be delivered to Joe Tournier. On the front is a lighthouse Eilean Mor, in the Outer Hebrides.
Joe has never left England, never even left London. He is a British slave, one of thousands throughout the French Empire. He has a job, a wife, a baby daughter.
But he also has flashes of a life he cannot remember and of a world that never existed a world where English is spoken in England, and not French.
And now he has a postcard of a lighthouse built just six months ago, that was first written nearly one hundred years ago, by a stranger who seems to know him very well.