Evacuated from Blitz-battered London, shy and genteel Elizabeth White is sent to stay with the boisterous O'Connors in Kilgarret, Ireland. It is the beginning of an unshakeable bond between Elizabeth and Aisling O'Connor, a friendship that will endure through twenty turbulent years of change and chaos, joy and sorrow, soaring dreams and searing betrayals. "From the Trade Paperback edition." "Brilliant: a remarkable, panoramic and vastly entertaining novel." --Molly Keane, "Irish Press" "From the Trade Paperback edition."