Jane has had her baby and is living along with him in a country cottage. Her idyllic time there is soon complicated by the arrival of Toby, the love of her life, and her friend Dorothy. The two women start up a shop in the village, and it is their changing fortunes and feelings for the men on whom so much of their lives are staked which form the core of this funny and vivdly-told novel.
The Backward Shadow is a worthy sequel to The L-Shaped Room
Characters so lively and believable they give the impression of wanting to jump right out of the page and run
Lynne Reid Banks is one of the most readable, delightfull and accomplished novelists writing today