More titles to consider

Shopping Cart

You're getting the VIP treatment!

With the purchase of Kobo VIP Membership, you're getting 10% off and 2x Kobo Super Points on eligible items.

Item(s) unavailable for purchase
Please review your cart. You can remove the unavailable item(s) now or we'll automatically remove it at Checkout.


A POWERFUL STORY ABOUT THE DEVASTATING IMPACT OF WAR ON ONE NEW ZEALAND FAMILY.1940. George does his duty and enlists. The day before his departure he marries his sweetheart, Ellen. But four years of separation and the pressures of war create devastating changes. Ellen has had an affair and borne a child and, traumatised by his experiences, George retreats into a rage-filled silence. After years of bearing the brunt of George's bitterness, Ellen finally snaps.Years later Ellen's daughter travels to Italy, retracing the journey of the man she had thought of as her father.THE FIRST TOUCH OF LIGHT is the second and final novel by the late Ruth Pettis. It is a moving story of war and grief and loss, and a compelling portrait of a marriage under impossible stress.

Ratings and Reviews

Overall rating

No ratings yet
5 Stars 4 Stars 3 Stars 2 Stars 1 Stars
0 0 0 0 0

Be the first to rate and review this book!

You've already shared your review for this item. Thanks!

We are currently reviewing your submission. Thanks!


You can read this item using any of the following Kobo apps and devices:

  • IOS