This is a beautifully written story set in Cornwall and Wales in the early 1900s, involving family secrets, love and suffragettes.
Merely 100 years on, it is poignant to read how far we have come, witnessing the prejudice and outright stupid arguments against the women’s vote.
Greenwood has chosen great characters for her story: a fallen family which is somewhat torn apart; Sybil, who just took over their old house and who has an interesting background, too, and the people who meet at the White Camellia.
The prose is full of wonderful descriptive details, the pace perfect and the setting authentic. Moving, and with an ending worth waiting for, this has held my attention throughout.
The great Tressillion family is ruined. As Bea is forced to leave Tressillion House, self-made businesswoman Sybil moves in. In a world where the old rules are starting to break down, this…
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