Fast forward 55 years, it is Summer and I am choosing books to take to the cottage. I often read mystery novels or true crime, but lately have opted for gentler material. So it was that I saw a book whose cover attracted me.
The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton. (click here for more info)
Having been fooled by covers before, I turned it over to read the back and immediately thought of my friend Robyn in Australia. Robyn whose ancestors were from Cornwall, and I knew I had my first 'cottage' book.
The week was incredibly hot and humid, with no breeze to speak of, almost worse than a rainy week.... I like a good rain storm.
We planned our outings for early morning or evening when it was cooler, and mid-day we sat inside in air conditioned comfort and each did our own thing.
Curled up on a bed by the window, book in hand, I was immediately lost in Nell O'Connor's world. If you haven't already read this book I recommend it for a good Summer read. Kate Morton is an amazing storyteller, and I plan to go to Chapters today and see if I can find more of her books.
Curl up in your garden, with the sound of humming insects and birds in the background, and lose yourself to a time gone by.