The sudden death of Thaddeus Davenant's wife leaves him with the problem of childcare for baby Georgina. When none of the nannies interviewed is deemed suitable, Mrs Iveson, Thaddeus's mother-in-law, fulfils the position herself. But in rejecting one of the applicants, they have overlooked the beginnings of a fixed and unnatural obsession...
'Trevor at his best... The subtlety with which he draws the threads of the narrative together, and the skill with which he deploys a surprisingly large cast of characters, each of whom takes on a clear reality, are quite marvellous.'
Allan Massie, Scotsman
- Publication Date:
- 25 / 08 / 1999
- 129 x 198mm