Three generations. One heartbreaking secret. And pasts about to be uncovered . . . Jess Penhaligon is on her way to Devon to receive an award for her botanical painting. Hosting her will be Kate, who gladly welcomes her into her home. Jess’s own family fell apart several years ago, so she is grateful for Kate’s friendliness – and her close unit of extended family and friends, who embrace Jess just as warmly. As this group begins reminiscing on their pasts and sharing their stories with Jess, it becomes apparent that her family history may be linked with theirs. Long-buried secrets from past generations begin to be uncovered – but at what cost have they been kept hidden? A heartwarming and glorious novel - perfect for fans of Erica James, Victoria Hislop and Santa Montefiore Praise for Marcia Willett: 'A genuine voice of our times' The Times 'Riveting, moving and utterly feel-good' Daily Mail
Following on from her TV Book Club success with THE LANTERN, Deborah Lawrenson returns to the south of France with another captivating story of wartime love, secrets and bravery. Perfect for fans of Tracy Rees and Melanie Dobson. Present day. On a lush Mediterranean island off the French coast, Ellie has accepted a commission to restore an abandoned garden. It seems idyllic, but the longer Ellie spends at the house and garden, the more she senses darkness, and a lingering evil that seems to haunt her. Second World War. Two very different women have their lives irrevocably changed: Iris, a junior intelligence officer in London and Marthe, a blind girl who works in the lavender fields of Provence and is slowly drawn into the heart of the Resistance. As secret messages are passed in scent and planes land by moonlight, danger comes ever closer... ***** Praise for THE SEA GARDEN: 'Evocative and beautifully written' - Katie Fforde 'A superbly crafted novel that deserves to be called the new CAPTAIN CORELLI' - DAILY MAIL 'A wonderful read' - Mary, Amazon reviewer 'Had me spellbound from start to finish' - Sylvia, Amazon reviewer
Carmel-by-the-Sea was established in the early 1900s and has been described as a quaint, European-like village among the trees along Central California's coast. The architectural styles that shaped the downtown character emerged predominantly in the 1920s and 1930s and were mostly Northern and Southern European-influenced Romantic Revival styles. The Court of the Golden Bough features Tudor Revival-style buildings, with medieval influence, while many of the larger buildings and hotels downtown are in the Mediterranean and Spanish Revival styles. Fairy-tale storybook designs add to the town's one-of-a-kind charm. A few Western false-front and Craftsman-style buildings from the start of the 20th century, some post-World War II modernist works in the Second and Third Bay Region styles, and ones inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright's organic architecture all add to the eclectic mix. Carmel-by-the-Sea has emphasized walking and the outdoors, with its courtyards and passageways, parks, gardens, and landscaping. Take a journey and discover the historic buildings that make up the downtown of this unique seaside town.
Suitable for children 8-12 years old, great literary classics are retold in full-colour, graphic novel style. The story is engaging and easy to read and a child's first exposure to great classics and remarkable authors. Excellent as introductory readers to great literary works.
Author : Bob Battersby
ISBN : 9781483669007
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 56.27 MB
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Those of you who garden for a hobby, whether master or plebe, will find some of your thoughts mirrored in the tales and stories in The Gardener at Sea. The book speaks of sunsets, flowers, and scents. It supports your efforts and lends nobility to those who strive for floral beauty, food for the table, or fruit for the pies.
Plantation life and hotel life with my grandparents and parents was very safe and protected to me, just before WWII. Then the wartime, with the Japanese invasion and their concentration camp, severed me ruthlessly from my familiar and secure surroundings, and all hell broke loose. It never became the same ever again, even after the war was over. My parents, me, and half a million of my people left the country of our birth and traveled from continent to continent.
Author : Melusine Draco
ISBN : 9781846948053
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
File Size : 42.29 MB
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Although we are an island race, few are fortunate to live near enough to the sea to use the shoreline as a regular magical working area. And yet for the natural witch, born and bred by the sea, the beach and rocky shore are equally as magical as the inland woods and hills of more traditional approaches to witchcraft. The author takes us on a magical journey along the seashore and reveals how to work with the natural oceanic tides and energies. Learn how to harness the powers of the deep, and collect flotsam and jetsam for use as ritual tools. A book like no other.