VGC.Orion,2005.First UK edition-first printing.Tan hardback(gilt lettering to the spine,two marks on the edge of the front cover,a couple of small nicks and scratch on the back cover) with Dj(small tear on the edge of the Dj cover,a couple of creases,nicks and scratches on the Dj cover),both in VGC.Nice and clean pages with a small ink mark and light shelf wear on the outer edges,two nicks,creases and very small mark on the edges of the pages.The book is in VGC except for the two marks on the front cover.314pp.Price un-clipped.First edition-first printing. This is another paragraph Product Description: Ruth, Lizzie, and Heather each have their own reasons for greeting the end of the war with mixed feelings. For Ruth, it means she must face the possibility of losing Sammy, the evacuee boy she has come to love as her own. For Heather, who has been enjoying working the farm since her husband Ian went away, there is the difficult process of adjusting to a man who believes that his wife's place will now be in the kitchen. And Lizzie is confronted by the truth about her own strength of will in enduring years of loneliness-particularly as her friendship with the American airman, Floyd, deepens. With the coming of peace, life changes more than anyone had expected.