A Girl in Winter
Lose yourself in this tale of young love by the ‘best-loved English poet of the past 100 years.’ (Sunday Times)
Katherine Lind is a refugee who has become a librarian in a wartime Northern town. One winter’s day, she receives a telegram: and her thoughts drift back to falling in love with her pen-pal, Robin Fennel, on a glorious summer exchange. But on his return from the army, their reunion is not what they imagined …
‘Beautiful.’ Nina Stibbe
‘Remarkable . Diffused poetry.’ Simon Garfield
‘Highly sensitive . Reminiscent of Virginia Woolf.’ Joyce Carol Oates
‘Funny and profoundly sad.’ Andrew Motion
‘Strange and beautiful … Short, intense and obsessed with the tiny ballets of social interaction, they could only have been written by someone very young (the writer they most remind me of is Sally Rooney) … Weird but brilliant … Zingily contemporary.’ Sunday Times
"'A Girl in Winter is a beautifully constructed, funny and profoundly sad book.' Andrew Motion"
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