'I read “That Summer” by Andrew Greig just over a year ago now and it still haunts me. This is a beautiful, beautiful book which adeptly recaptures a time which has long since passed. Told in the first person narrative of the two central characters, a young RAF Hurricane pilot and his girlfriend, Greig’s novel has an immediacy which is truly spellbinding. The characters come alive to the reader with their thoughts, fears and feelings, and through this Greig makes this remote time become present. The humanity of the protagonists makes them far more accessible and “real”.It is a poignant story but not in a weak way, indeed it is a powerfully moving book and one which will bring a tear to the eye of the most hardened reader. “That Summer” is a beautiful evocation of the turbulent summer of 1940 and one which highlights the common threads which make us human, regardless of time.'