From the Walton bookshelves.
Village England, southern variety, in the late Eighties. Helen and Edward slowly find themselves following the death of their controlling cantankerous mother.
Younger sister Louise, who escaped to London in her late teens, visits from time to time, with an accompanying personal whirlwind that stirs things up.
Helen has a crush on the local solicitor; Edward eventually acknowledges his own homosexuality.
Publisher page: Passing On – Penelope Lively