Lose yourself in this tale of young love by the 'best-loved English poet of the past 100 years.' (Sunday Times)Katherine Lind is a refugee who has become a librarian in a wartime Northern town. One winter's day, she receives a telegram: and her thoughts drift back to falling in love with her pen-pal, Robin Fennel, on a glorious summer exchange. But on his return from the army, their reunion is not what they imagined ... 'Beautiful.' Nina Stibbe'Remarkable . Diffused poetry.' Simon Garfield'Highly sensitive . Reminiscent of Virginia Woolf.' Joyce Carol Oates'Funny and profoundly sad.' Andrew Motion'Strange and beautiful ... Short, intense and obsessed with the tiny ballets of social interaction, they could only have been written by someone very young (the writer they most remind me of is Sally Rooney) ... Weird but brilliant ... Zingily contemporary.' Sunday Times; 256 pages; 03/03/2005
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