London, 1947. For the Angel family, it seems as if their prospects are as bleak as the bitterly cold winter. Their only ray of sunshine is Lizzie. Tirelessly, she brings comfort and warmth to those around her, whether it’s her dad struggling to support the family on a fish-gutter’s wages or her sweetheart Rob Thompson, traumatised by the horrors of war.
But Lizzie faces an impossible decision. Rob is convinced that the only way he’ll ever put the war behind him is to start a new life in Australia – and he wants Lizzie to come with him. Victor Pemberton warmly recreates the London of his youth and a wonderful cast of characters who will live on with you long after the book.
‘Peopled with strong, sincere and appealing characters.’ Coventry Evening Telegraph
‘Entertaining and readable...a welcome addition to the genre.’ Historical Novels Review
‘A real treat.’ Peterborough Evening Telegraph, May 2003