I devoured this wonderful story about debutante Selina Lennox, who parties with the Bright Young Things of 1925 but falls in love with Lawrence Weston, a poor photographer. A decade later, Selina's daughter Alice embarks on a treasure hunt that will uncover her mother's secrets, but there's one secret Selina is determined not to reveal. This has beautiful writing, compelling characters and an ending that made me cry.
In her stunning latest novel, Grey brilliantly captures the difficulties facing women post-war, the wildness of the 1920s and the choice one conflicted woman must make between love and expectation - which will mean the difference between simply surviving and really living. Told through the eyes of society girl Selina and her daughter Alice, the narrative carefully unravels the dramatic highs and lows of her past loves. Poignant, insightful and beautifully realised.