The Last Reunion by Kayte Nunn
Kayte Nunn is fast becoming one of my favourite authors and her latest offering The Last Reunion continues to delight! As she has done previously, Kayte skillfully weaves the stories of several significant characters while also skipping back and forward in time; despite this potentially confusing construction the story is easy to follow and relatively fast paced for an emotional read.
The story focusses on Olivia, an art history graduate from Australia working as an intern for a London art dealer, and a group of women who had met while working as Wasbies (Women’s Auxiliary Service (Burma) operating mobile and static canteens for troops on the frontline during WW2.
The strength of women’s friendships and the impact of the events of our lives are illustrated in this unusual story. The Women’s Auxiliary Service (Burma) did exist and this novel sheds some light on this little known group of around 250 English, Australian and Canadian women whose contribution to life at the front has often been overlooked.