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.
'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)
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.
The Lost Garden by Helen Humphreys
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