Twenty-one, passionate and headstrong, Ann Veronica Stanley is determined to live her own life.
When her father forbids her from attending a fashionable Ball, she decides she has no choice but to leave her family home and make a fresh start in London.
There, she finds a world of intellectuals, socialists, and suffragettes - a place where, as a student in Biology at Imperial College, she can be truly free.
But when she meets the brilliant Capes, a married academic, and quickly falls in love, she soon finds that freedom comes at a price.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 352 pages
- Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 31/03/2005
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780141441092