The Lost Garden by Helen Humphreys

The Lost Garden by Helen Humphreys

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Spring 1941 and London is being destroyed by the Blitz. Gwen Davis is in charge of a troop of landgirls, her job is to rebuild the grounds of a neglected estate to grow food. The manor is removed from the fighting but Gwen has her own battles. Then she meets two people who will change her life.

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It's Spring 1941 and London is being destroyed by the Blitz. Gwen Davis, a young horticulturalist, leaves the city for the Devon countryside. In charge of a troop of landgirls, her job is to rebuild the grounds of a neglected estate to grow food for the home front. The beautiful 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. Then Gwen meets two people who will change her life forever. Raley, a Canadian officer awaiting posting to the front with his men and Jane, a frail, free spirit whose fiance is missing in action. Through them, and the beautiful 'lost' 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. As the harsh realities of war start to intrude, Gwen finds herself swept up into a world of passion and feeling that she never imagined. Through Raley and Jane, she comes at last to understand the unbelievable joy and unbearable risks of love. THE LOST GARDEN is a triumph of storytelling, a novel so delicately wrought, so exquisite in its rendering of loss that it takes your breath - and your heart - away.

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SKU GOR003754278
Title The Lost Garden
Author By (author) Helen Humphreys
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Hardback
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Year Published 2003
Number of Pages 192
ISBN 10 074756261X
ISBN 13 9780747562610
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
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It's Spring 1941 and London is being destroyed by the Blitz. Gwen Davis, a young horticulturalist, leaves the city for the Devon countryside. In charge of a troop of landgirls, her job is to rebuild the grounds of a neglected estate to grow food for the home front. The beautiful 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. Then Gwen meets two people who will change her life forever. Raley, a Canadian officer awaiting posting to the front with his men and Jane, a frail, free spirit whose fiance is missing in action. Through them, and the beautiful 'lost' 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. As the harsh realities of war start to intrude, Gwen finds herself swept up into a world of passion and feeling that she never imagined. Through Raley and Jane, she comes at last to understand the unbelievable joy and unbearable risks of love. THE LOST GARDEN is a triumph of storytelling, a novel so delicately wrought, so exquisite in its rendering of loss that it takes your breath - and your heart - away.
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU GOR003754278
Title The Lost Garden
Author By (author) Helen Humphreys
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Hardback
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Year Published 2003
Number of Pages 192
ISBN 10 074756261X
ISBN 13 9780747562610
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
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