Sally recalls her idyllic childhood visits to Willow Dasset. But what really went on amongst the grown-ups? Gradually, she becomes aware of hostile undercurrents and struggles to break through the pretence until Willow Dasset is seen in the light of a changing world. The author has written "The Quiet War of Rebecca Sheldon".

Brief Shining 1998, Corgi Books

ISBN-13: 9780552995849

Trade paperback

Brief Shining 1990, Corgi, London

ISBN-13: 9780552135573

New edition

Mass-market paperback

Brief Shining 1989, Gollancz, London

ISBN-13: 9780575043121