Alma Braithwaite’s boarding school was bombed in 1942, and she and some classmates were sent to the university under the care of Robert Gunner, a crippled maths lecturer. They meet again years later when Alma is a teacher at her old school, and memories of the past are stirred – and disturbed by the new headmistress who is changing the way things always have been.
This book was better than I expected. The cover and storyline made it look pretty dull, but it was actually charming, characters well realised and plot interesting enough. The dual time storyline worked well, with the parallels exposing secrets from both times that affect the other.