Turn-of-the-century Glasgow is the setting for this compelling novel of a family divided by poverty and pride.
Both Kirsty and Craig Nicholson sacrifice lovers to hold their marriage together for the sake of their crippled son. For a time all seems well until Kirsty seizes an opportunity to buy a small shop and makes a roaring success of her new career.
Lonely and rejected, Craig seeks ways to gain the upper hand on his wife and her partners until only a brittle band of conscience stands between them and ruin.
Jessica Stirling's high reputation is well deserved - Manchester Evening News
She writes in bright colours with bold, confident strokes. - Glasgow Herald
A powerful story. - My Weekly
Powerful Victorian drama - My Weekly