Stephanie Stanford, recently widowed, must tell her family the truth.
But the past is complicated and difficult to untangle.
Meanwhile, Michael's memories are squashed into a shoebox (along with Queen Mathilda's Dickin Medal for Bravery - for pigeons) ready for his move to hospital.
Michael has never been good at putting things into words; he's more comfortable with the click of Morse code.
But Anna, a young healthcare assistant, has the patience - and rare tenderness - to eke out his story. And so he begins.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 288 pages
- Publisher: Vintage Publishing
- Publication Date: 08/01/2009
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780099523574