Ellie, an artist in her middle age, needs to live her life in a new way after the death of her husband. Feeling fearful but doing it anyway, she enrols on a garden course in Tuscany one spring. Here she begins relationships with fellow students Nerine – an eccentric character in her seventies – and the much younger Max. Through the teaching of Salvatore – the owner of an ancient palazzo – who runs the course, Ellie finds that the universal truths, expressed in the Renaissance painting Primavera and the philosophy of Marsilio Ficino, are still potently relevant.
What the critics say:
– Bel Mooney
'Lyrical prose, a good, strong storyline, plenty of soul searching and last minute revelations all add up to an excellent read'
– Nottingham Evening Post
OCD 086 • 978-1-84648-182-6
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