The Kissing Gates

The Kissing Gates Peter Watson
Pub date 30th October 2008
Publisher (UK) Sphere
Publisher (US) Nan Talese
International publishers Ten Points (China), Jean-Claude Lattes (France), Evro Giunti (Serbia), Artemis Yayinlari (Turkey)

When English soldier Hal strikes up a conversation with German Lieutenant Wilhelm during the ceasefire in no-man’s-land on Christmas Day 1914, he has no idea the impact this chance meeting will have. Wilhelm is in love with an English woman, Sam, and presses a photograph into Hal’s hand – if he makes it home, Hal must promise to find Sam and give her this token of affection. Hal does make it home, though the war rages on – but the moment he sees Sam he is in trouble. With Wilhelm’s shadow looming over their relationship, and his photograph never revealed, Hal begins to live a life that was meant for someone else …


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