1940. German bombers target Coventry nightly, but pregnant young mother Lizza King is reluctant to leave the city and her husband Roland. Only after her daughter is killed in a raid does Lizza leave for south Durham. While Priorton is safer from enemy attack, it is not without drama. Lizza's sister is still recovering from being raped. Her nephew dreams of heroic deeds, while toying with Josie's affections. Josie is growing up herself, working in the munitions factory by day and dancing the nights away. And Lizza, awaiting the birth of her baby while her husband is increasingly distant, is irresistibly drawn to the Polish refugee and artist, Krystoff, who alone understands her.
Wendy Robertson grew up in the North of England and is Writer In Residence at Long Newton Prison.