04 Dec 2010 – charity shop

Jessica leads a fairly quiet life as a part-time librarian and part-time concert pianist, although she sometimes wishes her son would develop a social life and maybe move out. As she reflects on her past and family, her ex-husband reappears, trying to insinuate himself into the centre of attention. Can she learn to do things differently and will she ever understand how other people operate? Some lovely characters and I really liked the Birmingham (including the University) setting, the flashbacks and different perspectives were done well, and it was beautifully observed. A fitting companion to the wonderful Astonishing Splashes of Colour.