The defeat of Troy by the Greek armies – historical fiction at its best
The Lost Garden
Location(s): Devon, London
Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
It’s Spring 1941 and London is being destroyed by the Blitz. Gwen Davis, a young horticulturist, leaves the city for the Devon countryside. In charge of a troop of Land Girls, her job is to rebuild the grounds of a neglected estate. The manor is far removed from the fighting but Gwen has her own battles – as she struggles with her shyness and fear of intimacy to create a community among her girls. Gwen meets two people who will change her life. Raley, an officer awaiting posting to the front and Jane, a frail, free spirit whose fiancé is missing in action. Through them, and the beautiful garden that she stumbles upon, she finds a flowering of a different sort – her own profound capacity for love, even in the face of pain.
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