The saga of the Askham family from 1940s to the 1960s. The winds of change blow through Britain, and the once-rich dynasty has to face political and personal tribulations. But with the tribulations come the joy of new generations, new hope. This is the final part of the "Askham" quartet.
Nicola Thorne was born in South Africa and, after a spell in New Zealand with her mother who was born in Wellington, came to England as a child where her parents finally separated. She spent her youth in the North of England, where she was educated first at a convent school and then a co-educational school. After completing her education at the London School of Economics she then spent most of her adult life in London. She has made a long career as a writer and is the author of over fifty novels. For a number of years Nicola has been among the top most borrowed authors from public libraries in the UK (PLR statistics) and many of her books have been published in foreign languages apart from English. After fifteen years spent in Dorset, she now lives in Devon.