by Jill Dawson - £8.99 Hodder and Stoughton (2004)
paperback ISBN 13: 9780340653852 | ISBN 10: 034065385x
When Lily Waite, young and optimistic, puts Yorkshire behind her and arrives in London with her five-year-old son, she's mysteriously lacking in home, husband or belongings. At first she's in at the deep end, newly broke, newly a single parent, but soon things are going swimmingly and, after surprising herself by falling in love with her Jamaican neighbour, she eventually learns that losing everything can be a great place to start.
"A cracking page-turner of a novel, written with consumate skill and feeling. This wholly contemporary story of love and survival in the city is free of cliche and full of surprises."
(Judy Cooke, Mail on Sunday)
(Price & availability last checked: May 2018)