A true modern classic, DARKNESS FALLS FROM THE AIR is a seminal novel of the Second World War.
The classic novel of the London Blitz, DARKNESS FALLS FROM THE AIR captures the chaos, absurdity and ultimately the tragedy of life during the bombardment.
Bill Sarratt is a civil servant working on the war effort. Thwarted at every turn by bureaucracy and the vested interests of big business, the seemingly unflappable Bill is also on the verge of losing his wife Marcia to a literary poseur named Stephen. As the bombs continue to fall, Bill must decide whether he his willing to compromise his principles and prevent his life from crumbling before his very eyes.
The missing writer of the forties
Balchin writes about timeless things, the places in the heart
Prose barer than Heningway's
A superb storyteller - SUNDAY TIMES