About the book
Alfred White, a London park-keeper, rules his home with a mixture of ferocity and tenderness that has estranged his three children. But family ties are strong, and when Alfred collapses on duty one day, they rush to be with him.
Reviewed by Shipton Bellinger WI:
Maggie Gee deals sensitively with racism from the perspective of the perpetrators. Beautifully written, the White Family is taken apart and stripped bare. A powerful novel, well worth reading.
Star rating: ***