The end of the book echoes the previous volume with Moreland popping into Jenkins path at Lady Molly's. the musician's marriage has fallen apart continuing on the theme of marriage that Moreland so dominated Casanova's Chinese Restaurant with.
But this is not a time to be concerned because as Ted Jeavons obsesses with putting up the blackout this is a time for war. There are echoes of the start of the book when his youth is ended by the announcement of the start of the First World War.
You sense with the last paragraphs that there is a gear shift now and the volumes that will cover the war are now going to begin.
A review will follow soon...