THE WILDFLOWERS Harriet Evans

Tony and Althea Wilde. Glamourous, argumentative…adulterous to the core. They were my parents, actors known by everyone. They gave our lives love and colour in a house by the sea – the same house that sheltered my orphaned father when he was a boy.

But the summer Mads arrived changed everything. She too had been abandoned and my father oddly understood why. We Wildflowers took her in. My father was my hero, he gave us a golden childhood, but the past was always going to catch up with him – it comes for us all sooner or later.