- About the Book
From the Booker Award winner: a luminous, intensely moving story that begins with an assignation in 1924 between a servant girl, Jane, and Paul, the young man of the neighboring house, then opens to reveal the whole life of a remarkable woman. Jane and Paul have been secret lovers for years. Now, on an unseasonably warm March dayMothering Sundaythey make love, as Jane imagines, for the last time, since Paul is about to be married. In ways she cannot imagine, it is day that will alter her life for ever. As the narrative moves back and forth from 1924 to the end of the century, what we know and understand about Janeabout the way she loves, thinks, feels, sees, remembersexpands with every beautifully vivid moment. Her story is one of profound self-discovery and through her, Graham Swift has created an emotionally soaring and deeply affecting work of fiction.