Henry brought his new bride, Margaret, to Cotteshaw in 1944. On the threshold she gave him a black eye and went straight to bed where she remained, apart from the occasional malevolent outburst, for the rest of her life.
Two young couples, who encountered her first in 1954, became regular if uneasy house guests over many years, listening, speculating, keeping a watchful eye on Margaret's door until finally, piecing together the gossip, the rumours, the mystery, they found themselves tangled in the web of Henry's life.
"Mary Wesley takes you by the hand and you follow wherever she takes you" -- Kate Kellaway * Observer *
"Mary Wesley does it again, only more so... She marches straight into her tale, intriguing from the beginning, keeping up a pace that rarely slackens" * Literary Review *
"Wesley breezes along with customary grace and nonchalance, sniping maliciously at her characters while giving them a more or less good time" * Financial Times *
"Lively and entertaining" * The Times *
"Wesley's books are a delight...a beautifully crafted tale, very sexy, very funny, I just didn't want it to end" * Sunday Times (Perth) *
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: March 2008
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.9 x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.22
Edition Number: 1