Bossy daughter Beryl and her meek husband Rodney; son Richard and his partner Graham; high-flying Maria and her rich husband Mervyn; and assorted grandchildren, even one great-grandchild, Daisy, would all be converging on her South Coast home.
Poppy's mind goes back over her life - to her tough childhood, to her three husbands, and to Alan, the great love of her life who was taken from her by the war. She had a lot fuller life than her family realised. As they toast their beloved matriarch, little do they know what an extraordinary and often shocking life she has led . . .
©2000 Elvi Rhodes; (P)2007 Soundings
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