Another lovely Bawden novel; if I'm honest, they're getting a little samey, but I'm still enjoying working my way through them as they are reliably good reads. The ice house starts with a friendship made at school between Ruth and Daisy; they come from different backgrounds but establish a relationship that will last for the rest of their lives. The story quickly moves on to their adulthood, and we rejoin the pair shortly after Daisy's husband has committed suicide. This triggers much change in the women's lives and sees them addressing what they both thought to be certain. It's only been published once, in the green italicised format.
I've only got two more Bawdens to read out of her VMCs (Afternoon of a good woman and The grain of truth), but I should also mention that I read Devil by the sea before starting on the VVV challenge, so I shall share its cover here, and consider it included in the VVV - it's just been published once and I had this copy from the library.