I bought this Kindle edition as a reward after four weeks of hard studying for an exam. Having read Ann Bridge's novels in the 90's, I was thrilled to find her on Kindle and looked forward to happy hours in the company of Julia Probyn.
However, I was disappointed as she was not there! This novel was written in 1945 (which I eventually discovered on the fly leaf that is at the end of the book!) so it is a fore-runner of Julia Probyn, who appeared in the 70's. 'aguipa' has obligingly listed the Julia books in their review of this book, Singing Waters.
This book I found a bit preachy, but with some tremendously interesting insights. Maybe Ann Bridge integrated her theories and concerns about 'modern' life better later on. The book is fascinating, about Albania, much of which I had to search for on a map.
Maybe I shall try 'The Numbered Account' next, to find Julia, the intelligent thinking compassionate heroine.