Published as part of a beautifully designed series to mark the 40th anniversary of the Virago Modern Classics, this edition of A View of the Harbour includes an introduction by Sarah Waters.
In the faded coastal village of Newby, everyone looks out for – and in on – each other, and beneath the deceptively sleepy exterior, passions run high. Into the villagers’ lives steps Bertram, a retired naval officer with the unfortunate capacity to inflict lasting damage while trying to do good.
‘An eye as sharply all-seeing as her prose-style is elegant – even the humdrum becomes astonishing.’ Daily Telegraph
Hands across the Tea-shop Table
The novel is set in the 1920s and 1940s. Both world wars are elided, the one before it opens, the other between one chapter and the next, but in the background is the fierce struggle of the...Read more
There for the Duration
‘It changed my life!’ people sometimes exclaim about a book. While I am fairly certain that has never happened to me, a book certainly changed my book. In the summer of 2004 I had finished...Read more