June 2014 Debut of the Month.
A big sweeping saga of plantation life in Malaya in the 1950s, of isolation, infidelity, deceit and manipulation. Then came the Civil War and families were torn apart. The one we follow has so much mistrust and sadness at its heart that even back in England life remains full of pain. The author spent her formative years in Malaya and the colour and richness of that life shines through in this, her first novel.