The Lost Garden

The Lost Garden

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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 fiance 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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Product details

  • Paperback | 192 pages
  • 126 x 192 x 14mm | 258.55g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0747568138
  • 9780747568131
  • 2,339,681

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'A beautifully crafted and bittersweet coming-of-age story...Humphreys writes with a poetic sensibility' Booklist 'Emotional ache, fear, loneliness, Humphreys evokes these sensations with unsettling clarity in her awesome novel ... Utterly beautiful' Now (Toronto)
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About Helen Humphreys

Helen Humphreys is the author of 2 previous novels. She is the author of four books of poetry and her work has appeared around the world in many languages. She lives in Kingston, Ontario in Canada.
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1,726 ratings
3.78 out of 5 stars
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4 39% (665)
3 27% (458)
2 8% (133)
1 2% (31)
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