Eight months in the life of Clare Wilson, a widow in her late seventies living alone in a comfortable South Kensington flat which has been her home for decades. As she struggles to make sense of post-Brexit Britain in a world that has left her behind and that seems full of unhappiness and anxiety, her quiet life is upset first by an unexpected death and then by Covid 19 and its consequences for her and for those she loves. Lucy Beckett is a novelist, historian and literary critic. She grew up in Yorkshire, was educated at Cambridge University, and taught for many years at Ampleforth College. Her other novels, all available from Gracewing, include The Time Before You Die, A Postcard from the Volcano, The Leaves are Falling and The Year of Thamar’s Book.