Born in Colombo, Judith Dunbar spends her teenage years at boarding school, while her beloved mother and younger sister live abroad with her father. When her new friend Loveday Carey-Lewis invites Judith home for the weekend to Nancherrow, the Carey-Lewises' beautiful estate on the Cornish coast, it is love at first sight. She falls in love too with the generous Carey-Lewises themselves.
With their generosity and kindness, Judith grows from naive girl to confident young woman, basking in the warm affection of a surrogate family whose flame burns brightly.
But it is a flame soon to be extinguished in the gathering storm of war. And Judith herself has far to travel before at last . . . coming home.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 1040 pages, n/a
- Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
- Publication Date: 04/07/2005
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780340752470
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