Beloved Ghost

Fiona Graph


Theo and Zac survive World War II and commit to a life together – but will the discrimination they face destroy their relationship?

First edition

  • ISBN 9781800422117
  • Published May 2022
  • Paperback
    203 x 127mm (294 pages)


‘People have died because they’re queer. This isn't some philosophical debate, Teddy – it's our lives.’

Theo Lawder and Zac Bonneval meet in the army at the outbreak of World War II. They survive the horror of Dunkirk and become lovers. Theo goes to work at Bletchley Park, where he becomes friendly with Alan Turing. After the war he joins the Foreign Office, while Zac works for MI6. They make a good life together. But this is a time when homosexuals are criminalised, and the pressure of being outcasts in society takes a terrible toll. Zac becomes deeply depressed and goes away. Can their love survive society’s hatred?

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