Edwardian England. Aubrey Lister develops a facade to protect his own feelings. But it has far-reaching consequences for him and the women he loves. Another keenly-observed, witty and moving novel from 20th century bestseller Ursula Bloom.
Praise for Ursula Bloom: ‘… with every book she adds something to her reputation.’ Daily Telegraph
Alice, the house-maid, loses her innocence and her position. Frances, the beautiful neighbour, thinks a shared unhappiness could be the basis for a happy marriage. Kay, the disillusioned parson’s wife, finds an unexpected purpose. In their own ways, each of them helps Aubrey to realise that he must learn to be himself.