In the 1930s, Henry and Helen Williamson arrive on the French Riviera looking for a house. Barely thirty, Henry has been forced to retire from the Indian civil service through ill-health. They fall in love with the dreamlike Lou Paradou and set about constructing a life of ease, and a ravishing garden. But as the political conflict gathers, so the atmosphere of their new home becomes increasingly unquiet and a tragic fate befalls them. THE LONG AFTERNOON enchants and involves the reader, just as the Williamsons' garden seduces its visitors.Letter from Francis Williamson to his parents Cambridge, 8May1936 Dear Ma and Pa Ia#39;m just packing up my digs here ... Ia#39;m being very ruthless and throwingaway all sorts of things, old clothes and party invitations and magazines and odd ... Iamso sorry I couldna#39;t come out at Easter this yearbut Ia#39;m sure you understand why.
|Title||:||The Long Afternoon|
|Publisher||:||Hachette UK - 2013-12-05|