Love and betrayal on the home front

Unexploded by Alison MacLeod. Hamish Hamilton, €17. Reviewed by Anna Carey.

7th September, 2013
Alison MacLeod brilliantly creates a sense of mounting dread. Photo: Kate MacLeod



One of the nastier ironies of World War II is that when war broke out, the British government detained all adult male "enemy aliens", sending German and Austrian - and later Italian - men to internment camps all over the country.

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