Read a book a few months ago, meant to read it again and forgot to note the title or author. Its about a young couple who inherit his grandparents house which has just been released to them by the Ministry of Defence, it was in one of those world war two villiages which were emptied during the war. Its got a bit of a supernatural twist to it. Anyone ?
"In the winter of 1952, Isabel Carey moves to the East Riding of Yorkshire with her husband Philip, a GP. Woken by intense cold one night, she discovers an old RAF greatcoat hidden in the cupboard. Sleeping under it for warmth, she starts to dream. And not long afterwards, while her husband is out, she is startled by a knock at her window. "
From the library and cant remember the cover. Not The Greatcoat but that sounds like a good read and I may give it a go!. This was definitely a couple who receive a letter to say they can have this old house back. The whole village has been done up sympathetically, the couple argue a lot, there are secrets and supernatural events. Its all set in an old evacuated world war two village but I think the couple originally live in London. I vaguely know where I was stood in the library (it can only be on one of five shelves!) and am going to look tomorrow whilst shouty DD is at school.
Set recently. He had an affair with a foreign lady. Village had a manor house and a pub and the whole community were expected to come together for regular meetings. The woman in the story was a childrens book illustrator and he was a computer geeky guy. I could tell you the whole story apart from any very obvious identifying features! If I ever find it Im buying the damn thing this time!
Yes ! Yes ! Yes ! Thats the one. Thank you so much,its been driving me up the bloody wall ! Have and ! Youve made my weekend, am going to acquire it so I dont lose it again. It is an excellent read and keeps all its secrets till the end. (have been trying not to tell you those) How did you find it?