The Scent of Water

Hendrickson Publishers, 2011
ISBN: 9781598569056

Mary Lindsay is a born-and-bred Londoner who has enjoyed her city life—a prestigious job, and friends with whom she takes in the pleasures of theatre, art and music. But fleeting memories of a childhood visit to her father's elderly cousin out in the country are revived with the news that the woman has willed her home, the Laurels, to Mary. She makes an uncharacteristically sudden and life-changing decision to leave London for the country. The gradual interweaving of her understanding of herself, of the now-deceased woman who has bequeathed her home to Mary, and of the people of Appleshaw, reveals a memorable story of love's redemptive power.


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