'Gibbons was an acute and witty observer, and her dissection of the British class system is spot-on' - Mail on Sunday
Thrown out of her long-established office job, Miss Christine Smith takes up a new role as housekeeper for a group of middle-aged artists. Charmed by a previous mystical experience, her spirituality is nurtured further by the tenants, who seem stuck in their own personal lull. Written in the 1960s, surrounded by social and political transitions, the novel focuses on change, or the lack thereof.
“Gibbons was an acute and witty observer, and her dissection of the British class system is spot-on”
Mail on Sunday
“Stella Gibbons is the Jane Austen of the 20th century”