**From the highly acclaimed author of The Photographer of the Lost, a BBC Radio 2 Book Club Pick**
How can you know who you are, when you choose to forget who you’ve been?
1918. In the last week of the First World War, a uniformed soldier is arrested in Durham Cathedral. When questioned, it becomes clear that he has no memory of who he is or how he came to be there.
The soldier is given the name Adam and transferred to a rehabilitation home. His doctor James is determined to recover who this man once was. But Adam doesn’t want to remember. Unwilling to relive the trauma of war, Adam has locked his memory away, seemingly for good.
When a newspaper publishes a feature about Adam, three women come forward, each claiming that he is someone she lost in the war. But does he believe any of these women? Or is there another family out there waiting for him to come home?
Based on true events, When I Come Home Again is a deeply moving and powerful story of a nation’s outpouring of grief, and the search for hope in the aftermath of war.
Praise for The Photographer of the Lost: ‘This excellent debut is a melancholic reminder of the rippling after-effects of war’ The Times '[An] impressive debut… a touching novel of love and loss' Sunday Times 'There's only one word for this novel… and that's epic… A beautifully written must-read' heat ‘Scott has done an amazing job of drawing on real stories to craft a powerful novel ’ Good Housekeeping ‘The pain of not knowing where a son, brother or husband lies, and the guilt and psychological dissonance that torment survivors, are movingly conveyed in this terrific first novel’ Daily Mail ‘A poignant hymn to those who gave up their lives for their country and to those who were left behind’ Fanny Blake, author of A Summer Reunion 'I was utterly captivated by this novel, which swept me away, broke my heart, then shone wonderful light through all the pieces' Isabelle Broom, author of One Winter Morning ‘Beautiful, unflinching: The Photographer of the Lost is going to be on an awful lot of Best Books of the Year lists, mine included… unforgettable’ Iona Grey, author of The Glittering Hour ‘Had me spellbound from the first page to the last’ Hazel Gaynor, author of The Lighthouse Keeper’s Daughter 'An amazing debut. It captivated me from start to finish and I can't recommend it highly enough' NB Magazine
Caroline completed a PhD in History at the University of Durham. She has a particular interest in the experience of women during the First World War, in the challenges faced by the returning soldier, and in the development of tourism and pilgrimage in the former conflict zones. Caroline is originally from Lancashire, but now lives in south-west France.