Full of atmosphere, rich in description and utterly compelling, this is Clare Francis at her very best.
It is 1947 and the harshest winter in Britain for a hundred years. Amid anti-Polish-refugee propaganda, Wladyslaw, a young Polish soldier, comes to work on Billy Snape's withy farm in the wetlands of Somerset. But just as the community begins to take Wladyslaw to its heart, he falls for the fiancé of a returning war hero. When death follows, it seems Wladyslaw must pay the price.