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To escape the death of his son and the death-throes of his marriage, Edwin Fisher retreats - to a place where he had once known the unqualified happiness of childhood.

But as painful memories rise unbidden and uncontrolled, Edwin must confront each in turn and realise that without a past there can be no future.

About the Author

Stanley Middleton

Stanley Middleton was born in August 1919 in Bulwell, Nottinghamshire. He taught English at a school in Nottingham for many years after graduating from University College Nottingham.

His books include A Short Answer (1958) and Holiday (1974).

He lived near Nottingham. Stanley Middleton died in July 2009 at age 89.

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