This was one of my mothers and grandmothers favourite authors and as a sulky teenager I found it difficult to get into. However now a mature?! mid twentysomething I could not put it down! A beautifully written story that takes you through such a range of emotions relating to family life. Also being a cornish family ourselves it was something we could all relate to!! A definate must for everyone's book shelf. I can't wait to start her next one.