Kate Fielding - a widow, but still comparatively young - seems to have everything a woman could wish for in life - except someone with whom to share it. Then she meets and falls passionately in love with a young artist - Larry Stafford. Can their love survive the difference of a decade in their ages, the criticism of friends and of Kate's daughter, Roz, herself deeply involved with a married man? Can they overcome the terrifying illness which attacks Kate?
Used availability for Judy Chard's The Weeping and the Laughter
July 1975 : UK Hardback
March 2004 : UK Paperback