Vicky is a reluctant curate's wife, struggling to come to terms with her own bereavement and her husband's new-found faith. Then, one Boxing Day, a knock on the door brings her annoying big brother, his teenage son and a cello into her life, turning her world upside down.
With her small terrace house in Penge now fit to burst, Vicky struggles to manage her three children and the joys of everyday family life. As a new threat lurks behind every corner, hope appears in the most unlikely of circumstances.
An enchanting, funny, sad yet bittersweet tale of life and living, one that reminds us it's not a race at all... but a journey.
"By turns deeply moving and funny. The narrative slips along in an appealing and spirited voice." Kate Long, author of Before She Was Mine
"Sophie Duffy explores grief and the vagaries of inter-family relationships with her usual blend of warmth, wait and wisdom. A triumph." Margaret Graham, author of After the Storm