Starved of affection herself, Kitty soon befriends all outsiders in the village she sees as missing home or longing for love: American airmen, gypsies, German POWs, orphans, and above all, her beloved Tommy. In the end, it is her relentless curiosity that slowly transforms the lives of the strangely unhappy Joyce and Jack. But it is only when a long-buried secret is finally exposed that the lives of nearly everybody in the village are changed forever.
Jane Bailey was born and raised in Gloucestershire, where she now lives with her husband and two daughters. She taught Italian and French for many years in Bristol where she wrote Promising (which was shortlisted for the Dillon's Prize) and An Angel in Waiting. Tommy Glover's Sketch of Heaven is her third novel, and she is busy finishing her fourth.