In a lonely house above Dartmouth Bay lives General Sir Hugh Weir: a solitary figure, austere to the point of vanity and as contemptuous of weakness in others as in himself.
Behind him he has left a trail of broken lives – friends, lover, wife, son. Now two more people begin to feel the force of his restless compelling nature: Shirley Forsdike, a neurotic, hero-worshipping schoolmistress who has yet to meet him, and Frank Cauldwell, an impecunious young writer.
Out of the shifting conflict raised by their emotions and experiences Francis King constructed a taut novel of passion and despair.
'Mr King writes with such sensitivity, penetration and emotional delicacy' Daily Telegraph
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Francis King (Author)
Born in Switzerland, Francis King spent his childhood in India, where his father was a government official. While still an undergraduate at Oxford he published his first three novels. He then joined the British Council, working in Italy, Greece, E...