Denise Robins was one of the most prolific and popular authors of historical fiction of her time. Her novel Separation, published in 1916, is a classic of war-time literature. The story follows the lives of two young women, Edith and Margaret, who are separated by the war. Edith is sent to live in the country with her aunt, while Margaret is left behind in London with her mother. The two women must each find their own way in a world that is changed forever by the conflict.
Robins does an excellent job of painting a picture of the horror and devastation of war, as well as the strength and resilience of the human spirit. The characters in Separation are incredibly well-drawn and the story is incredibly moving. This is a must-read for anyone interested in war literature or historical fiction.