FROM THE GLOBALLY BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF GIRL WITH A PEARL EARRING
'Bittersweet . . . dazzling'
'Deeply pleasurable . . . the ending made me cry'
'Told with a wealth of detail and narrative intensity'
Penelope Lively Violet is 38.
The First World War took everything from her. Her brother, her fiance - and her future. She is now considered a 'surplus woman'.
But Violet is also fiercely independent and determined. Escaping her suffocating mother, she moves to Winchester to start a new life -a change that will require courage, resilience and acts of quiet rebellion.
And when whispers of another world war surface, she must live with a secret that could change everything . . .