The Comfort of Others, Hardback


Sometimes friendship springs from where you least expect it. Minnie has always lived with her sister Clara in her family's beautiful, grand, yet increasingly dilapidated house Rosemount.

Now in her seventies, she finds herself looking back to a life that has been shrouded with sorrow, and a painful secret that she has guarded since her teens. Eleven-year-old Max, who lives opposite Minnie on the housing estate built in Rosemount's grounds, has grown up happily with his single mother.

But his mum has begun a new relationship and suddenly life is starting to change. As each of them tell their stories, she via a resurrected childhood journal, him via a Dictaphone, they spot each other through their bedroom windows and slowly and hesitantly an unlikely friendship begins to form. A friendship that might just help Max come to terms with the present and enable Minnie, finally, to lay to rest the ghosts of her past...




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