A two time-track novel - Clemmie in 1999, Addie and Bea in the 1920s. Clemmie's granny Addie is failing, and Clemmie becomes caught up in larning family secrets dating back to the days of London's Bright Young Things. We follow Addie's past story back and forth to Clemmie's present. I found it very readable, although I've read much written in the 1920s and those portions don't have quite the right flavor to me. If you have seen the movie White Mischief (or read that book), some of this book takes place in the Kenya of that era.