Enchanted April, The

Elizabeth Von Arnim, Salley Vickers

Format: Paperback / softback

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd

Published: 5th Apr '12


A notice in “The Times” addressed to ‘Those who Appreciate Wistaria and Sunshine’ advertises a ‘small mediaeval Italian Castle on the shores of the Mediterranean to be let furnished for the month of April’. Four very different women take up the offer, escaping dreary London for the sunshine of Italy.

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SKU: 9780141191829



‘This delicious confection will work its magic on all’ Daily TelegraphThe discreet advertisement in The Times, addressed ‘To Those who Appreciate Wistaria and Sunshine’, offers a small medieval castle for rent, above a bay on the Italian Riviera. Four very different women – the dishevelled and downtrodden Mrs Wilkins, the sad, sweet-faced Mrs Arbuthnot, the formidable widow Mrs Fisher and the ravishing socialite Lady Caroline Dester – are drawn to the shores of the Mediterranean that April. As each, in turn, blossoms in the warmth of the Italian spring and finds their spirits stirring, quite unexpected changes occur.The Enchanted April, published in 1922, is a witty and delightful depiction of what it is like to rediscover joy.’Brims with magic and laughter’ Amanda Craig, GuardianIncludes a new introduction by Salley Vickers, author of Miss Garnet’s Angel

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Weight 0.179 kg
Dimensions 14 × 129 × 198 mm
Page Count 240