As a young girl, Rosamond is sent to Shropshire to escape the Blitz. Here, in the countryside, she forms a close bond with her older cousin, Beatrix, a young woman haunted by anger and resentment.
Sixty years later, just before her death, Rosamond records her memories on cassettes, addressing them to a distant cousin a near stranger-named Imogen. As Gill, her beloved niece, listens to these tapes, a heart stopping family saga is revealed. In this masterful portrait of three generations of woman, Jonathan Coe exposes the profound reserves of hope and loss within the lives of ordinary woman.
About the Author
Jonathan Coe is the author of The Winshaw Legacy and nine other novels. His many prizes include the Everyman Wodehouse Prize and the Samuel Johnson Prize.
Jenny Agutter is an English film and television actress. She began her career as a child actor in the mid 1960s, starring in the BBC television series "The Railway Children" and the film adaptation of the same book. She moved on to adult roles with "Walkabout", "An American Werewolf in London", "Logan s Run", and "Equus".