This brilliant sequel to Millie Gray's first novel, "In a Class of Their Own", continues the story of Rachel Campbell and her family. It's October 1954 and Sam is home from his eventful National Service experiences in the Korean War. Meanwhile, Rachel's eldest daughter Hannah is due to have her second child on a remote Hebridean island and the birth is far from straightforward. Sam joins the police and he finds it particularly challenging to be competing with his more academic brother Paul. Then, just as life seems to be settling down for the Campbells, Rachel gets news that her estranged husband Johnny has died - some fifteen years after he'd deserted his family. And, typically, Johnny has left a mess behind him which Rachel has to clean up. Millie Gray once again brilliantly recreates the atmosphere of the postwar era with all the hardships and struggles as well as the fun, warmth and humour of everyday life.