Absent in the Spring

written under the pseudonym Mary Westmacott
William Collins & Sons, London, Aug. 1944
Farrar & Rinehart, New York, 1944


Returning from a visit to her daughter in Iraq, Joan Scudamore finds herself unexpectedly alone and stranded in an isolated rest house by flooding of the railway track. This sudden solitude compels Joan to assess her life for the first time ever and face up to many of the truths about herself. Looking back over the years, Joan painfully re-examines her attitudes, relationships and actions and becomes increasingly uneasy about the person who is revealed to her...

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Audio Partners, 2001; ISBN:9781572701991
Chivers Audio Books, 1998; ISBN:9780754002079
Chivers Audio Books, 2002; ISBN:9780754054795
HarperCollins, 2012; ISBN:9780007399079

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L'Absence au printemps / Loin de vous ce printemps

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Ein Frühling ohne dich / Verdrängter Verdacht

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Il deserto del cuore

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