OUT OF WINTER is a personal account of how a father's sudden illness affects a family fraught by conflict over many years.
It charts the process of grief which follows his death in 2008, and that of Carol Lee's mother only eight weeks later. Her mother's death, so swiftly after her father's, tests the limits of her ability to re-configure herself, to find who and what her mother and father are to her now, and to understand her brother's long flight into silence.
In OUT OF WINTER, Carol Lee uncovers the history of people - her parents - whom, at the end, she comes to know and love.
OUT OF WINTER confronts the idea of how well do we really know our parents?
Carol Lee is an author, journalist and Alexander Technique teacher. She has written for the Observer, Independent, Guardian, Sunday Times and many national magazines. She is the author of Crooked Angels, To Die For and A Child Called Freedom. http://www.carollee.co.uk/