The poignant story of a brother and sister’s coming of age in the early 1900s, and the challenges they face from world events, social convention, and the family ties that bind.
Another perceptive, witty and bittersweet family story from the bestselling author of Wonder Cruise and Three Sisters.
Jill has always felt protective towards her younger brother Tristram, known to all as Twit. Her loyalty to him often comes at a cost to her other relationships. But Jill’s overzealous, if well-meaning, interference in Twit’s life leaves him with no sense of responsibility. Twit is a day-dreamer, unable to settle down or earn his own living. He both relies on and resents Jill’s support.
Jill’s ill-fated love affairs, and Twit’s military service in the Great War, teach them much about the harsh realities of the adult world. As sister and brother struggle to establish their own identities in a changing society, they may each find their salvation in unexpected places.