From the bestselling author of A PLACE CALLED WINTER, a story of the choices we make when we come face to face with our past.
Laura Lewis has left her life in Paris and returned home to Winchester to care for her aging, but still sharp mother. Ben has moved away from his beautiful and loyal wife to support his brother, living alone since their mother's death. A chance encounter reminds them both of the relationship - and the spark - they once shared.
In the course of a single summer's day, they come face to face with the feelings of love and regret they share, and the choices they must make; whether to be true to themselves, or to what they believe is the right thing to do.
About the Author
Patrick Gale was born on the Isle of Wight. He spent his infancy at Wandsworth Prison, which his father governed, then grew up in Winchester before going to Oxford University. He now lives on a farm near Land's End. One of this country's best-loved novelists, his most recent works are A Perfectly Good Man, the Richard and Judy bestseller Notes From An Exhibition, and the Costa-shortlisted A Place Called Winter.
His original BBC television drama, Man In An Orange Shirt, was shown to great acclaim in 2017 as part of the BBC's Queer Britannia series, leading viewers around the world to discover his novels.
This is a wry, clever, faultlessly crafted mini-soap threaded with sadness...beautifully written, precisely nuanced and assured - Guardian
A bittersweet tale of what happens when you're torn between duty and desire - She
During the course of a summer's day, memories are revisited, hearts, souls and consciences searched, and second chances fleetingly emerge...[Gale's] fluid telescoping of past and present adds to the mood of quiet poignancy - Sunday Times
Poignant and acutely observed - Daily Express