About this book
Set in wartime Highgate, London, this tells the story of Margaret Steggles, a plain and bookish girl whose mother has told her that she is 'not the type that attracts men'. A delightfully wistful tale of romantic entanglements and self reliance.
Margaret Steggles, a plain bookish girl whose mother has told her that she is 'not the type that attracts men'. What she lacks for in looks she makes up for with a romantic nature and cultural aspirations - she goes to concerts at the National Gallery and is a devotee of the modern drama.