This is a novel about a time when history was about to explode. It is set in a period just before the Great War, before the Easter Rising, before the War of Independence and leading up to the 1913 Lockout in Ireland. Big Jim Larkin, James Connolly and Richard Corish were striding the streets of Wexford. It is a story of an ordinary woman and her life. It is a story of service and courage. Vonnie Banville Evans draws upon her own Grandmother's life and the history of her home town. She reflects the language, beliefs and hopes of the people of that time. She writes with great sympathy for all those living in the shadow of tumultuous change.