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- Publisher: Hodder Paperback
- Format: Paperback | 512 pages
- Dimensions: 128mm x 196mm x 34mm | 340g
- Publication date: 1 February 2013
- Publication City/Country: London
- ISBN 10: 0340960361
- ISBN 13: 9780340960363
- Edition: 13000
- Edition statement: Reissue.
- Illustrations note: n/a
- Sales rank: 31,456
A newly rejacketed edition of the 2003 novel Foreign Fruit by Jojo Moyes, the bestselling author of Me Before You and two-time winner of the RNA Novel of the Year award. In the 1950s seaside town of Merham, everyone knows their place. Lottie Swift, an evacuee living with the respectable Holden family, loves it, while the Holdens' daughter Celia opposes its constraints. When a group of bohemians move into Arcadia, a grand Art Deco house on the seafront, Lottie and Celia are tempted into their alternative lifestyle. What ensues at the house has tragic and long-lasting consequences for all. Now almost fifty years on, Arcadia and its past secrets return to life, prompting the question: can you ever leave your past behind?
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Jojo Moyes was born in 1969 and brought up in London. A journalist and writer, she worked for the Independent until 2001. She lives in East Anglia with her husband and three children. Jojo has twice won the Romantic Novelists' Association Novel of the Year Award: in 2011 for The Last Letter From Your Lover and in 2003 for Foreign Fruit. The Ship of Brides and Silver Bay were shortlisted for the 2005 and 2007 RNA award and Silver Bay was shortlisted for the inaugural Good Housekeeping 2007 Book of the Year award. You can read Jojo's blog or find out more from her website, www.jojomoyes.com, follow her on Twitter @jojomoyes or find her on Facebook at www.facebook.com/jojo.moyes.
[She] deftly handles her involved plot, skillfully exploring the different family dynamics; her thoughtful tone and light touch makes this a delightful read Publishers Weekly If you liked Chocolat by Joanne Harris, you'll love FOREIGN FRUIT ... blissful, romantic reading Company Moyes evokes the strictures of time beautifully, as well as the enervating charms of a sleepy resort. Good Housekeeping A novel that irrevocably throbs with romance, intrigue and betrayal Woman & Home