Love AllBook - 2008
A beautiful, very moving, melancholic, and elegiac novel set in the late 1960s in Melton, a small town in the West Country. The story revolves around a disparate group of people who come together there to establish an arts festival. There is Jack Curtis, a self-made millionaire who has bought and refurbished the local stately home, Florence Plover, a garden designer in her sixties whom he has employed, and her Anglo-Greek niece, Persephone. There are the Musgrove siblings, Thomas and Mary, whose family originally owned Melton Hall, who run a failing garden nursery nearby, and there is Francis Brock, whose sister Celia, Thomass wife, was tragically killed in a car crash some years previously. This is the story of their intertwining relationships and how they come to love, and not to love, each other in different ways and why. A perfect book to curl up and read by the fireside on an autumn afternoon.
Publisher: London : Macmillan, 2008