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Lose yourself in this wintry tale of young love by the ‘best-loved English poet of the past 100 years.’ (Sunday Times)
Katherine Lind is a refugee who has become a librarian in a wartime Northern town. One winter’s day, she receives a telegram: and her thoughts drift back to falling in love with her pen-pal, Robin Fennel, on a glorious summer exchange. But on his return from the army, their reunion is not what they imagined …
‘Beautiful.’ Nina Stibbe
‘Remarkable … Diffused poetry.’ Simon Garfield
‘Highly sensitive … Reminiscent of Virginia Woolf.’ Joyce Carol Oates
‘Funny and profoundly sad.’ Andrew Motion
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