Merham is a well-ordered 50s seaside town - the kind of town where everyone knows their place (and those who don't are promptly put in it). Lottie Swift is an evacuee who has grown up with the respectable Holden family and loves Merham. The Holden's daughter Celia, however, chafes against the constraints on the town and longs to escape....
The spellbinding winner of the Romantic Novelists' Association Novel of the Year Award from bestselling author Jojo Moyes.
Winner of Romantic Novelists' Association Awards: Novel of the Year 2004.
'Wonderful full-blooded traditional storytelling, but with a fresh slant' -- Sarah Harrison 'Tender and touching' -- Ottakar's Fiction Newsletter 20030611 'Moyes evokes the strictures of time beautifully, as well as the enervating charms of a sleepy resort.' -- Good Housekeeping 20030701
Jojo Moyes was born in 1969 and was brought up in London. A journalist and writer, she worked for the Independent newspaper until 2001. She lives in East Anglia with her husband and three children. She is the author of Sheltering Rain", Foreign Fruit", which won the RNA Novel of the Year award for 2003, The Peacock Emporium" and The Ship of Brides", shortlisted for the 2005 RNA award.