Author - Teresa Crane
Publisher - Little, Brown Book Group
Edition - 1995
Binding - Paperback
Language - English
Pages - 288
Condition - Used
Memories of happy childhood summers spent at her grandmother's Italian house in the years before the Great War are Carrie Stowe's only escape from her suffocating life with her husband, Arthur. Carrie unexpectedly inherits the Italian house, but Arthur, predictably, insists that it must be sold. Carrie is forced to agree, but thanks to Arthur's busy schedule and a quirk in Italian law that requires her to present herself in person to effect the transfer of the property, she will gain a few weeks of freedom: Freedom from number 11 Barrymore Walk. Freedom from Arthur's parsimony, his constant, critical attention. Freedom from the tyranny of Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Carrie arrives at the house late at night, in the teeth of a violent storm, only to discover that the house has another resident: a young man, an enigmatic figure from her past. As the enchantment of the house exerts itself once more, Carrie finds herself irresistibly drawn to this man. But with the help of her grandmother's journals, Carrie learns how dangerous such a powerful and frighteningly intense love can become.