Emily needs friends. Outwardly successful, about to get married, inside she is scared, alone and grieving. When she finally meets her great grandfather, Jim, everything changes.
Jim has buried his life in a mundane job at the Ministry of Information, writing manuals to help others and hiding the secrets that continue to haunt his family.
Through their distinct voices, Emily speaking from 1993 and Jim from 1915, the link between two intriguing tales emerges. As their stories come together, will Emily finally escape the past to find a life of her own?
Set in Winterton, Norfolk, and London, How to Keep Well in Wartime explores grief and loss, the slow tragedy of things left unsaid and the importance of creating a life worth living.