Measuring out the wartime days in a small town on the Thames, Miss Roach is not unattractive but no longer quite young.
The Rosamund Tea Rooms boarding house, where she lives with half a dozen others, is as grey and lonely as its residents.
For Miss Roach, 'slave of her task-master, solitude', a shaft of not altogether welcome light is suddenly beamed upon her, with the appearance of a charismatic and emotional American Lieutenant.
With him comes change - tipping the precariously balanced society of the house and presenting Miss Roach herself with a dilemma.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 368 pages
- Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
- Publication Date: 12/01/2017
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780349141541