I hope you are all having a lovely Valentine’s Day, enjoying the people and things you love.
Five Windows is the story of David Kirke from his Scottish childhood to his early adulthood in London. It follows him through five different homes: the manse where he grew up as the only child of loving parents, the townhouse in Edinburgh where he lived with his uncle while attending school, the seedy London boarding house where he lives after first arriving in the city, the cosy flat above a bookshop which he has the pleasure of making his own, and the house just outside London where he begins his married life.
It is one of my very favourite of D.E.S.’s books and I have been looking forward to owning a copy since I first read it in 2013. Rereading it last year only confirmed my love for it and my desire to own it. However, used copies were prohibitively expensive. Greyladies to the rescue!