Lying on her death-bed, surrounded by her children, sixty-five year old Ann Lord travels back in her mind, recalling in fragments the years of her three marriages, but reliving every moment of one single glorious summer weekend with the clarity and intensity of a fever-dream. In that weekend forty years ago Ann had her whole future ahead of her; her best friend Lila was getting married and at that wedding Ann met the love of her life . . .
Exquisitely written, brilliantly constructed, evocative, descriptive, dramatic - this celebratory novel is marvellously involving.