An unsettling and absorbing tale from the bestselling author of The Woman in Black.
Celibate, irreproachable and distinguished, Thomas Cavendish is in his mid-fifties and the obvious man to become Master of his college. But, walking by the river, Thomas sees a young girl standing on the bridge. It is an apocalyptic vision, one that alters Thomas's life irrevocably and tragically, but with the beauty and joy of a love never previously imagined.
‘As light as a feather but as powerful as flight’ Observer
Elegant and highly stylised...the prose has a lulling, rolling cadence
Subtle and profoundly beautiful
Hill breaks all the rules of British irony and gets away with it, thanks in part to her obsessive imagination
Subtle and profoundly moving, this novel is rich in the qualities for which Hill has won such high praise in the past
As light as a feather but as powerful as flight