Angela's dad sailed to England in 1948 seeking a better opportunity... Twenty years and four children later, Mr Jacob is seriously ill and starts to move unsteadily through the care of the National Health Service. As Angela tries to help her mother through this ordeal, she finds herself reliving her childhood, spent on a council estate in Highbury. Whitbread Prize winner Angela Levy's debut novel, described as a 'striking and promising debut', is a humorous and moving story that will keep you gripped to the very last page. 
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