Beatrice and Victor Davenport married for love.
Or did they?
What exactly lay behind their wedding ceremony?
Beatrice is a working dress-designer from Hampstead.
Victor is a banker in the City of London: older than her, more experienced. And more dangerous?
Can their marriage survive if Beatrice fails to conceive? It was part of the bargain, wasn’t it? A nursery full of children, happy voices chattering into the night, laughter ringing out across the lawn.
And what happens when a young American doctor, Alexander Hertzler, arrives as an unexpected guest one summer’s evening?
Set in London, New York and Oxfordshire in 1911, Beatrice and Alexander explores a British marriage under threat, a family torn apart by scandal – and an explosion of love.