The Whole Day Through

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What to expect

From the bestselling author of A PLACE CALLED WINTER, a story of the choices we make when we come face to face with our past.

‘Wry, clever, fautlessly crafted’ Guardian

‘Poignant and acutely observed’ Daily Express

Laura has left Paris to return to her childhood home, to act as carer to her ageing, but still brilliantly sharp, mother. Ben has moved away from his beautiful and loyal wife to support his brother, alone since their own mother’s death. A chance encounter will remind Ben and Laura both of the relationship they once shared, many years ago.

On one day, they will come face to face with the feelings they had, the chemistry that still lies between them, and the choices they must make: to be true to themselves, or true only to what they believe to be right.

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Critics Review

  • Poignant and acutely observed

    Daily Express
  • This is a wry, clever, fautlessly crafted mini-soap threaded with sadness … beautifully written, precisely nuanced and assured

  • A bittersweet tale of what happens when you’re torn between duty and desire

  • [Gale’s] fluid telescoping of past and present adds to the mood of quiet poignancy


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