A RomanceBook - 2016
From the Booker Award winner is a luminous, profoundly moving work of fiction that begins with an afternoon tryst in 1924 between a servant girl and the son of the neighbouring house, and then opens to reveal the whole life of a remarkable woman. Jane Fairchild has worked as a maid at an English country estate since she was sixteen. And for almost all of those years, she has been the secret lover of Paul Sheringham, the scion of the estate next door. On an unseasonably warm March afternoon, Jane and Paul will make love for the last time in Paul's own bedroom - though not, as Jane believes, because Paul is about to be married. The events of the day will alter Jane's life forever. Her story is one of profound self-discovery and, through her, Graham Swift has created an emotionally soaring and deeply affecting work of fiction.
Publisher: Toronto : Random House Canada, ©2016.
Characteristics: 177 pages ;,20 cm.