If you enjoyed her Women in Black
you'll love this elegant, ironic novel. Simon and Flora Beaufort have a comfortable life and three children. When Flora takes the children to France for a month, Simon is drawn to another woman. Flora arrives back to find Simon there but not there. This absence reawakens Flora's religious feelings.
Simon and Flora Beaufort have three perfect children and a comfortable, happy life in London. When Flora takes the children for a month-long vacation in France, Simon stays home to work on his latest film project ... what could go wrong? A Pure Clear Light examines a marriage at the moment it goes haplessly off-track- Simon succumbs to the temptation of his cool, blonde accountant and Flora heeds the cry of her reawakened faith. Ultimately, though, neither Simon nor Flora can escape the revelation that lies beyond excuses and remorse and candour, at the heart of the phenomenon called love.In St John's hands, what is commonplace is transformed and transcendent. This is the work of an extraordinary writer.