Cold Showers

“Before you ask me out, there are three things you should know…”

A 25-year old widow finds unexpected glimpses of humour breaking through her present situation … and faces the dark moments in the seemingly lighthearted two years with her husband.

First Published:
1985, Century.

Paperback Edition:
1986, Grafton.

Foreign Editions: Swedish (1987, Raben & Sjogren); Slovene (1989, Zalozba Obzorja Maribor); German (as "Tea for One") (1995, Edition Ebersbach)

"Clare Nonhebel's ability to make the ordinary absorbing is very real"
The Times
"Fresh, funny, lively and infinitely readable"

Eastern Daily Press


Betty Trask Award for fiction 1984 / WH Smith Book of the Month / Bestseller List No. 3 Birmingham Post