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A collection of stories, of which the title story The Devastating Boys depicts two black waifs from London, guests of a settled country couple. They cause upheaval, but bring unexpected joy and renewal.

Reviews

A wonderful novelist
JILLY COOPER
Brilliantly amusing
ROSAMOND LEHMANN
How skilfully and with what peculiar exhilaration she negotiated the minefield of the human heart
JONATHAN KEATES
An eye as sharply all-seeing as her prose-style is elegant -- even the humdrum becomes astonishing
DAILY TELEGRAPH