She went on staring at Ben's pillows.
'I've got the newspapers,' Russell called. 'An orgy of them -'
Edie looked up at Ben's bookshelves, at the space at the end where his teddy bear always sat, wearing Russell's old school tie from over forty years ago. The bear had gone. She stood up, holding an awkward stack of crockery.
'Coming,' she said.
Excerpted from Second Homeymoon, © 2006, Joanna Trollope. Reproduced with the permission of the publisher, Bloomsbury Press. All rights reserved.
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