Ravishing, extravagant, flirtatious Annie MacLeoud and kind, plain, virtuous Myrtle Duns cannot remember a time when they were not the most loving, rivalrous and unlikely of friends; unflinchingly loyal to each other in the harsh climate of the Scottish fishing village which is their home. Their friendship has been tested many times, most of all when Myrtle embarks upon the great love affair of her life, while the beautiful Annie finds only disappointment.
Still the friendship survives, until a horrifying accident destroys the equilibrium and exposes the secret sadness, jealous and betrayal each has hidden over the years.
Angela Huth has written eleven novels, four collections of short stories as well as plays for radio, TV and the stage. Two of her earlier novels - Virginia Fly is Drowning and Sun Child - she adapted for the BBC and Land Girls was made into the 1998 feature film The Land Girls. She is also a well-known freelance journalist, critic broadcaster. She is married to a don, lives in Oxford and has two daughters.
“A slow burning bonfire of a novel ... a subtle, powerful story” (Mail on Sunday)
“An elegantly plotted tale which owes something to Aesop and something to Jane Austen” (Sunday Telegraph)
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