For over 10 years, Sue Townsend has written a monthly column for Sainsbury’s Magazine, which covers everything from hosepipe bans and Spanish restaurants to writer’s block and the posh middle-aged woman she once met who'd never heard of Winnie the Pooh. Collected now for the first time, these columns from one of Britain’s most popular and acclaimed writers are funny, perceptive, and touching.
"A bit of a let down"
It's 1862. In beautiful Hunters Hall, Harriet Edgerton is unable to produce the heir her husband, Brook, craves. She finds sympathy and friendship from Felicity Goodhall, an attractive young widow who lives nearby. Whilst Brook is far away in Jamaica on business, Harriet’s desire for a child leads to a life-changing decision when she is offered a two-week-old baby boy, unwanted by his mother. She passes him off as her own. When her secret is revealed, her marriage is in danger of falling apart.