By Rosamond Lehmann
Thirty-four-year-old Grace Fairfax lives a lifeless, traditional lifestyles along with her uninteresting, traditional husband, Tom, in a dreary production city within the North of britain. A yr in the past, while a fortune-teller instructed her that her lifestyles lacked will and function, she wasn’t shocked. on a daily basis an identical predictable routine—it’s a ask yourself she doesn’t move mad.
Then Hugh Miller and his sister, Clare, descend in town. Clare is younger and lovely. Hugh turns out to own every thing missing in Grace’s existence: ardour, power, and most crucial, the liberty to do as he pleases. Grace’s ally, Norah MacKay, isn’t proof against the good-looking stranger’s charms, both. Married to Gerald, a curmudgeonly collage professor, the mum of 2 has her personal fantasies of wish and liberation. yet Hugh isn’t the fellow Grace and Norah think him to be.
during this tale of 2 strangers who solid an otherworldly attraction on a whole city and its population, A word in track presents an intensely relocating portrait of marriage—its disappointments, joys, jealousies, fears, and loneliness, and the truths that stay unspoken.
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A Note in Music: A Novel by Rosamond Lehmann