The Longest Dance
It began in 1960, when Scottish musician Hamil Strathearn first met his younger sister’s sophisticated London friend, Olivia, brought home for a ritual family Christmas. In the stifling propriety of middle-class Edinburgh, unconventional Olivia seemed like a breath of fresh air. In one way or another, each member of the large Strathearn family fell in love with her. But though Olivia eventually married the youngest son, brilliant unstable Ewan, it was between her and Hamil that a great love was born, a love which survived her marriage and his, which endured through grief and disillusion, and all the long, long years of absence, to wake into passion whenever they met in the strange, complex dance of life.