When eight-year-old Billy Bartlett is unexpectedly sent home form school after the Munich crisis in 1938, he witnesses his glamorous mother commit the most heinous of crimes. Keeping it secret for forty years, Billy, now a soap actor, is summoned to his ailing mother's bedise. He reluctantly travels to see her, re-living their impassioned past.
Roland Curram appeared with the Royal Shakespeare Company and the National Theatre and in West End shows including Enter a Free Man, Design for Living, Noises Off (1984-85) and Ross. His television credits include Nana, Bouquet of Barbed Wire, Some Mothers Do Ave `Em, Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, Till We Meet Again, Eldorado, and Holby City. Films include Dunkirk, The Silent Playground, Decline and Fall, and Darling. Roland is the author of two previous novels, Man on the Beach and The Rose Secateurs.