Asks whether you can ever leave the past behind. In a 1950s seaside town, those with spirit chafe against the constraints of class and society. When a group of bohemians take over a house on the seafront, opposing forces in the town clash with tragic consequences.
Merham is a well-ordered 1950s seaside town: the kind of town in which everyone knows their place (and those who don't are promptly put in it). Lottie Swift, an evacuee who has grown up with the respectable Holden family, loves Merham, while the Holdens' daughter Celia chafes against the constraints of the town.When a group of bohemians takes over Arcadia, a stark Art Deco house on the seafront, the girls are as drawn to its temptations as Merham's citizens are appalled by them. They set in place a chain of events both within the Holden family and Merham itself which will have longstanding and tragic consequences for all concerned.Now, almost fifty years on, Arcadia is returning to life, and its inhabitants stirring up strong feelings again. And prompting more than one person to look into their own romantic history and ask: Can you ever leave your past behind
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The characters are strong, believable and endearing - and will evoke recognition and sympathy from all ages . . . An enjoyable read - and a promising debut novel - Sunday Express on Sheltering RainWonderful full-blooded traditional storytelling, but with a fresh slant - Sarah HarrisonBelievable characters, faithfully described scenery, horses and hounds, mud and mould, this is good, old-fashioned storytelling at its best. Destined to be a bestseller, the book has a beautifully designed cover and, once opened, it is almost impossible to stop reading - North Shore Times, Australia on Sheltering Rain
About Jojo Moyes
Jojo Moyes was born in 1969 and was brought up in London. A journalist and writer, she was until recently arts and media correspondent of the Independent. She lives in East Anglia with her husband and two children.
Foreign Fruit by Jojo Moyes
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Hodder & Stoughton General Division
Winner of Romantic Novelists' Association Awards: Romantic Novel of the Year 2004
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