About this book
A compelling tale of social misfits told with Gibbons' trademark humour and affection. Filled with mischievous social stereotypes and period charm, this will appeal to fans of Nancy Mitford, Saki and P.G. Wodehouse.
Gladys and Annie Barnes are impoverished sisters who have seen better times. They live in a modest cottage in the backstreets of Highate with Mr Fisher, a mild but eccentric old man living secretively in the attic above them. Their quiet lives are thrown into confusion when a new landlord takes over, a dreaded and unscrupulous 'rackman'.