Sheer, enchanted storytelling from one of the best-loved writers of our time.
The third in the classic trilogy of novels about the Eliots of Damerosehay. David Eliot finds his career as a successful and much acclaimed actor a definite strain and his brittle conversation and seeming arrogance earn him the dislike of his new secretary Sebastian Weber. But when he comes to stay at Damerosehay Sebastian learns that in the private world of his marriage and his children David is a very different person, and the warmth of his welcome there helps him to overcome his great personal suffering and unhappiness.
Genuine discernment and poignancy - Sunday Times
Lively and charming - Observer
Leaves the reader with a warm glow in the emotions - Times Educational Supplement
Miss Goudge has the art of presenting men and women, to say nothing of children, as genuinely convincing persons, too human to be either wholly good or wholly bad - Scotsman