As soon as I started reading the back cover of this book I just had to have it. Love's Civil War contains the letters and diaries of Anglo-Irish novelist Elizabeth Bowen and Canadian diplomat Charles Ritchie. They meet and fall in love. She is married.
The front cover says "Their obsessional, thirty-year love affair". Seriously it has to be riveting. I'm picturing fabulous writing and romance and world travel.
I guess I'm not a fan of epistolary books (I learned about this genre in a coursera.org course) because before the 100th page I put the book back on the shelf and I've never picked it up again.