Bought 31 Mar 2007 – Sue Ryder charity shop, Kings Heath

I picked this up because it was a Virago Modern Classic and because I’d enjoyed the Persephone reprint of her “The Home-Maker”. This ploughed the same furrow in a way – the domestic arena – looking at a marriage in a small community, the marriages and parent-child relationships in the community, and the effects of a couple of in-comers on the dynamics. The moral dimension is a little over-laboured and the writing a little turgid at times, so I’m going to let this one go to BookCrossing…