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The Sea Garden

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Following on from her TV Book Club success with THE LANTERN, bestselling author Deborah Lawrenson returns to the south of France with another captivating story of wartime love, secrets and bravery.

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...

Perfect for fans of Tracy Rees, Rachel Hore and Rachel Rhys, this gripping historical will have you gripped from the first page.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 130 x 196 x 26mm | 300g
  • Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1409146189
  • 9781409146186
  • 84,894

Review Text

Centred on a landscape gardener commissioned to restore a Second World War memorial garden, a blind women apprenticed in a perfume factory in Nazi-occupied Provence and an intelligence officer in wartime London, The Lantern author offers three novellas cleverly interconnected to form a tale of love, mystery and murder BIG ISSUE IN THE NORTH 20140908
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Review quote

THE SEA GARDEN weaves a double spell, and honestly, it got me right from the start. Lawrenson steeps her story of the invisible heroes of the French Resistance crossing borders - and here, crossing time - deep in the eerie beauty of the South of France. The result is a marvellous strange fruit: think Graham Greene served up with a dash of Poe * Sarah Blake, author of The Postmistress * an enthralling story of wartime love and bravery punctuated with evocative descriptions of the beautiful south of France * FRANCE MAGAZINE * Centred on a landscape gardener commissioned to restore a Second World War memorial garden, a blind women apprenticed in a perfume factory in Nazi-occupied Provence and an intelligence officer in wartime London, The Lantern author offers three novellas cleverly interconnected to form a tale of love, mystery and murder * BIG ISSUE IN THE NORTH *
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About Deborah Lawrenson

Deborah Lawrenson spent her childhood moving around the world with diplomatic service parents, from Kuwait to China, Belgium, Luxembourg and Singapore. She graduated from Cambridge University and worked as a journalist in London. She is the author of five previous novels, including THE ART OF FALLING, chosen for the prestigious WHSmith Fresh Talent promotion, and SONG OF BLUE AND GOLD, inspired by the life of writer-traveller Lawrence Durrell. Deborah is married with a daughter, and lives in Kent. The family spends as much time as possible at a crumbling hamlet in Provence, France, which is the atmospheric setting for THE LANTERN.
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Rating details

983 ratings
3.48 out of 5 stars
5 17% (164)
4 36% (349)
3 32% (315)
2 11% (109)
1 5% (46)
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