About this book
A tale of familial love and wartime memories featuring an eclectic cast of characters and unforgettable imagery. Shortlisted for the Costa First Novel award, this novel was written when the author was only 27 years old. 'The novel has one shouting its praises to anyone who is in earshot.' "New Statesman".
Stephanie Sandford, recently widowed, must tell her family the truth. But the past is indistinct and it's complicated. First, there was her mum, who developed an anxious streak after marrying the wrong Reg. And then there was the young man from the dairy who gave Stevie swimming lessons before he broke her heart.