Near fine condition.HarperCollins,1999.First paperback edition-first printing(1 3 5 7 9 8 6 4 2).Large format paperback(a couple of nicks,crease and scratch on the cover and spine) in near fine condition.Nice and clean pages with a ink mark and slightly tainted on the outer edges,very small nick/tear on the edge of the last page of the book.Nice and clean book with light shelf wear.374pp including Selected bibliography. This is another paragraph Synopsis: A wonderful new novel from Liverpool's best-loved author. A tale of loss and love set in post-Second World War England and France. This is the story of a young Liverpool woman widowed in the Second World War before she can know the happiness of having a family. With the blessing of her mother, with whom she runs a B&B, she goes to Normandy to see where her husband was killed in the D-Day landings. Once she is there, she meets an impoverished French chicken farmer, now reduced to driving a beaten up (and still rare) taxi and looking after his old mother and dying brother. Will these two find happiness together?