Patrick Parker, golden child of bomb-devastated Coventry, adored and encouraged by his mother, fulfils his dream destiny to be a bridge builder as great as Brunel.
Audrey Wapshott, born at the same time, feels her destiny is to become the wife of handsome, brilliant Patrick.
But Patrick has other plans and Audrey, miserable and abandoned, is left to follow her own journey to self-fulfilment beginning in Paris, and sinfulness, in the arms of a much older man.
When their paths cross years later, wicked Audrey plots a grand and satisfying retribution.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 368 pages
- Publisher: Faber & Faber
- Publication Date: 03/03/2005
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780571214488