Everything you need to understand or teach The Dark Circle by Linda Grant.
The Dark Circle by Linda Grant takes place mostly in the late 1940s and early 1950s in England. Twin siblings Lenny and Miriam have been diagnosed with tuberculosis and are sent to a hospital in the English countryside. They rely on each other and the support of new friends in order to cope with the threat of death and with the oppressive regimen of daily life at the hospital. The novel explores themes of love, friendship, mortality, history, and rebellion.