Harriet Pickering is on a quest in search of her love. For a few brief weeks in the summer of 1968 she and Karel, a Czech student, were inseparable. But their happiness was snatched away when the Russian tanks crossed the border. Now, over twenty years later, Harriet and her ten-year-old daughter travel by train across a very different Europe.
Brussels and Berlin bring turmoil public and private, but it is in Prague that Harriet face an inner journey yet to begin.
‘Sue Gee’s themes are families, friendships and human folly . . . the emotional journey is compelling . . . a lesson about life’ The Times