Born in Somerset, in the west country of England, on the day the atom bomb was dropped on Hiroshima,Marcia Willett was the youngest of five girls. Her family was unconventional and musical, but Marcia chose to train as a ballet dancer. Unfortunately her body did not develop with the classical proportions demanded by the Royal Ballet, so she studied to be a ballet teacher. Her first husband was a naval officer in the submarine service, with whom she had a son, Charles, now married and training to be a clergyman. Her second husband, Rodney, himself a writer and broadcaster, encouraged Marcia to write novels. She has published several novels in England; A Week in Winter is the first to be published in the United States.
Marcia Willett's follow-up to A Week In Winter is brimming with her trademark warmth, compassion, and understanding. Three very different women living on the edge of the Dartmoor moors are hiding painful secrets, and the price paid for their silence is very high indeed.
Marcia Willett fans will cherish this redemptive story of two elderly sisters who remember their own private loves and secret losses as they attempt to comfort a young woman who has also been shockingly betrayed. Once again Marcia Willett brings us unforgettable characters who are all too recognizably human in both their frailities and their indomitable courage.