About this book
Rachel loves being at the centre of her large family. She has devoted herself fiercely to bringing up her three sons, but at their childhood home on the wide, bird-haunted coast of Suffolk, Rachel finds that her control begins to slip away. Other women - her daughters-in-law - are usurping her position.
Rachel has always enjoyed being at the centre of her family's lives, even after her three sons have grown up. But as they get married, she finds that control is slipping away and other people are becoming more important to her children than she is. Her three daughters-in-law want to do things their own way, and so, to her grief, do her sons. A typically prescient and topical novel from one of Britain's most popular authors, now in paperback.