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Sally, a successful actress, returns to her house in Goatstown from a European tour, just wanting to rest and to see her husband, Charlie, again. When Charlie announces that he’s leaving her, Sally angrily forces him to pack his bags at once. But maybe, she wonders later, she really is too hard to live with? Hoping for some glimmer of insight into the family secrets that have always dogged her, Sally turns to her grandfather, the frosty old Bishop she has never really known.


'Johnston is 75 this year; would that more writers - regardless of age - had her restraint, her succinct way with character and her flair for language'
The Times
Praise for GRACE AND TRUTH: A deceptively simple piece [which takes] the reader, in a spirit of compassion, towards the very heart of darkness
Sunday Telegraph
Jennifer Johnston is a brilliant storyteller...The reader is instantly hooked...Don't miss it
Literary Review
Penelope Lively, Sunday Times