While Isabel is convalescing from a difficult birth and resultant hysterectomy, her sister Nina comes to stay. This book revolves around the daughter of the local farmer and mother's help, Edward, Isabel's gay friend and confidant and Isabel's husband to whom Nina finds herself deeply attracted.
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Helen Dunmore has published nine novels with Penguin: Zennor in
Darkness, which won the McKitterick Prize; Burning Bright; A Spell of
Winter, which won the Orange Prize; Talking to the Dead; Your Blue-Eyed
Boy; With Your Crooked Heart; The Siege, which was shortlisted for the 2001
Whitbread Novel of the Year Award and for the Orange Prize for Fiction
2002; Mourning Ruby and House of Orphans. She is also a poet, children's
novelist and short-story writer.
`Thrilling ... a book to read in one enthralling sitting' The
`A writer of quiet deadly power ... it takes two paragraphs to hook you.
Don't resist' Time Out
`Dunmore's capacity for hauntingly psychological storytelling is on
brilliant display' Sunday Times
`Flies off the page, startling the reader with its brilliance' Financial
`Electrifying' Daily Mail
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Book Description Penguin UK, 2007. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0140258256