Mary Robson is a young Yorkshire woman, married to her solid, unromantic cousin, John.
Together they battle to preserve Mary's neglected inheritance, her beloved farm, Anderby Wold.
This labour of love - and the benevolent tyranny of traditional Yorkshire ways - have made Mary old before her time.
Then into her purposeful life comes David Rossitur, red-haired, charming, eloquent: how can she help but love him?
But David is a young man from a different England, radical and committed to social change.
As their confrontation and its consequences inevitably unfold, Mary's life and that of the calm village of Anderby are changed forever.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 288 pages
- Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
- Publication Date: 18/04/2011
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9781844087914