Sophie Redlove has a crumbling Gothic mansion to restore, three children to manage, a distraught friend - as well as possums in the laundry at midnight. She loves her absent husband Russell - but there's an importunate older man who's after her, a slightly sycophanic younger one, an angel and a Viking on the scene...What the hell is Russell up to? And what is the story in Sophie's gradually uncovered past that explains her dependence on those mysterious and vulnerable creatures - men?
Shortlisted for Book Data New Zealand Booksellers' Choice Award 1998.
Barbara Else is a successful writer of adult fiction and she has edited many children's anthologies.