Losing their parents in a freak war-time plane crash, Amelia and her fiercely angry, bereaved older sister are rescued by their aunt Lucy, and their grandparents, a wonderfully eccentric British couple from colonial India, who are also scarred by the war. Moving from 1940s Ireland, through post-war England, Malta and London in the 1960s and 1970s, Mary Stanley's new novel is a beautifully observant tale about survival, self-discovery and falling in love.
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Mary Stanley was born in England and educated in Ireland. A graduate of Trinity College Dublin, she has worked in England, Italy and Germany. She now lives in Dublin.Review:
'Mary Stanley's atmospheric novels tend to draw you in from the first page and haunt you long after you have turned the last... This book is beautifully written, achingly poignant, dark-edged but tempered with humour' -- Irish Independent Review 20050604 'A deeply satisfying, reflective read... Lively conversation and richly varied settings' -- Evening Herald 20050604
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