In a quiet valley on the Welsh borders the lives of six people meet and cross. At their centre is Gillian, virginal and reclusive, a poet of literary descent and of distinction who lives in an uneasy alliance with her widowed mother. Gillian's late discovery of love is both rapturous and tragic.
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'A delightful and - in the best sense - serious novel' Penelope Fitzgerald 'A memorable achievement' Valerie Grove, Daily Express 'Gee writes with startling freshness' The Times 'A complex story, beautifully told' Mail on Sunday
'A wonderful contemporary novel... transforms the stuff of life into art' Philippa Gregory, The Sunday Times
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- PublisherArrow Books Ltd
- Publication date1997
- ISBN 10 0099274612
- ISBN 13 9780099274612
- Number of pages352