A Change of Climate (P.S. Novel) : Ralph and Anna Eldred bring up their four children to be selfless; a stream of "good souls and sad cases" flood their family home in Norfolk. Their charity disguises the cracks in their marriage, their loss of faith and hope. Years before, as young missionaries in Southern Africa, they were the victims of an unspeakable crime. Now the pain and terror of that time, long suppressed, returns and threatens to overwhelm the fragile compromises on which their family lives are built.