A poignant tale of two families brought reluctantly together.
A powerful novel on the changing of a nation, the fight for women's suffrage and the questioning of steadfast beliefs.
January 1901, the day after Queen Victoria's death. Two families visit neighbouring graves in a fashionable London cemetery. The Waterhouses revere the late Queen and cling to Victorian traditions; the Colemans look forward to a more modem society. To their mutual distaste, the families are inextricably linked when their daughters become friends behind the tombstones.
As the girls grow up and the new century fends its feet, as cars replace horses and electricity outshines gas lighting, the nation emerges from the shadows of oppressive Victorian values to a golden Edwardian summer.