A novel exploring the painful intimate truths of a family in crisis, focusing on a boy whose evident unhappiness and behaviour disturb his parents sufficiently to seek professional help.
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Nina Bawden, CBE, is one of Britain's most distinguished and best-loved novelists. She has published over forty novels and was shortlisted for the Booker Prize for Circles of Deceit. In 2004 she received the PEN Award for a Lifetime's Service to LiteraturReview:
Nina Bawden gets inside the skins of all her people and shows them as paradoxical, crotchety, adulterous, ambitious and completely human ... A beautifully sustained impression of the impossibility of family life * The INDEPENDENT *
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Book Description Harper & Row, 1970. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110060102543
Book Description Harper & Row, 1970. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0060102543