Wilfred Davis, quiet, retired, respectable widower, is sitting and sobbing on a park bench.
He has lost his daughter and any sense of purpose. A mysterious stranger passes him a handkerchief, and strikes up a conversation that leads to friendship and an unconventional new home for Wilfred.
Mary Davis wants only four things out of life: a husband and three children, so at seventeen she runs away from school, her father and her home and moves to London to find them.
Only a few months later Mary is engaged, but love and marriage promise to be very different from her childhood daydreams.
For Mary and Wilfred, it seems Fate has taken a hand, or is there another kind of guiding spirit at play[unk] Stella Gibbons' final novel, written in the 1970s but only discovered many years after her death, is published here for the first time.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 400 pages
- Publisher: Vintage Publishing
- Publication Date: 01/09/2016
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9781784870287