An ironic comedy novel with dark undertones, set in the 1960s and the present day . . . It was love at first sight. Fifty years on, disclosure means disaster.
That’s all it took.
And Lucy Pitcher spun William Shearwater’s world upside down.
Fifty years on, ‘Shears’ is a squeaky-clean Anglican chaplain, nursing memories of a lost and secret love. He has never met English teacher Sophie Daggert, recently bereaved and on a quest to trace her natural parents. But through a mesmerising series of twists and turns, Sophie and Shears are brought together in a shocking journey of self-discovery – with 1967’s Summer of Love at the heart of it all.
‘Witty, tragic and emotional. If there’s a better-observed comic novel about the 1960s, I’ll eat my kaftan.’