This warm-hearted tale explores marriage, love, and longing, set against the majestic backdrop of Morecambe Bay, the Lakeland Fells, and the faded splendour of the Midland Hotel.
Ted Marshall meets Rene in the dance halls of Morecambe and they marry during the frail optimism of the 1950s. They adopt the roles expected of man and wife at the time: he the breadwinner at the family ceramics firm, and she the loyal housewife. But as the years go by, they find themselves wishing for more
After Ted survives a heart attack, both see it as a new beginning but can a faded love like theirs ever be rekindled?
"A tender and moving study of a marriage" Alison Moore, author of the Booker short-listed The Lighthouse