The world is changing, and this will not, unfortunately, pass Leonard Motley by. At 72 Chepstow Villas lives the Motley family: Leonard, the Assistant Manager of Whiteley's, his gentle wife Gwen, 'new woman' daughter Madge and son Dicky. After receiving a disturbing note regarding his employer, Leonard must make the choice between offending Mr Whiteley, or carrying the burden himself. This sinister mystery is unlike anything the family has faced before. Into their comfortable Edwardian world comes a threat of murder and a charismatic stranger who will change their lives for ever. First published in 1993, One of the Family was Monica Dickens' last novel to be completed before she died.