At 52, Dorothy is a Somerset midwife who, as she sees her ladies through the trials of childbirth, finds a kind of peace. But she has bleak memories - of ten years spent in a Glasgow institution for wayward girls. Then she meets Harold, who gradually allows her to glimpse another world.
"A beautiful and impressive feat of imagination." - William Boyd
Used availability for Candida Crewe's Falling Away
May 1996 : UK Hardback
February 1997 : UK Paperback