After the period of marital turmoil related in the stirring prequel Stay With Me Till Morning, middle-aged Clive and Robin Lendrick have reached an uneasy calm in their curiously enduring relationship, compounded by Clive's recent heart attack. All they really want is 'a quiet life', but trouble once more rears its ugly head with the arrival of Robin's former lover and a challenge to Clive's authority within the family firm. Can their weary relationship weather another storm? "REVIEW: 'Mr Braine writes with an authority and confidence that are wholly beguiling...his ability to establish the details of how people live, to catch the tone and flavour of life as it is experienced, gives his fiction that quality of vitality, so hard to define' (The Scotsman) "REVIEW: 'Compulsively readable' (Sunday Telegraph) AUTHBIO: Bradford-born John Braine ranks alongside Kingsley Amis, John Osborne and Allan Sillitoe as one of the so-called Angry Young Men of the 1950s, whose literature was a protest against class distinctions and middle-class manners. His first novel, Room at the Top, was an overnight success and has been made into a highly successful film, which won two Oscars.