Flora, as a child, is ignored by her parents, and does not really fit in. She is dumped with some interesting characters, including Irena Tarasova, eccentric Russian seamstress.
In Brittany she is surrounded by older, more sophisticated families - who either do not notice her or pity her. Only Cosmo, Hubert and Felix pay her any attention, and she hero-worships them and thinks she is in love. Over the decades we see Flora develop, and relationships change. She still loves the three young men - but is this love reciprocated? A fascinating exploration of love at all ages, and relationships altering over the years
This is now probably my favourite Mary Wesley. Brilliant