Read A House in the Sunflowers Online

Authors: Ruth Silvestre

A House in the Sunflowers (20 page)

BOOK: A House in the Sunflowers
4.85Mb size Format: txt, pdf, ePub
ads
A H
ARVEST OF
S
UNFLOWERS
BY
R
UTH
S
ILVESTRE

Twenty years after first setting eyes on Bel-Air de Grèzelongue, her dream house in the sunflowers in South West France, Ruth Silvestre brings us the
long-awaited
sequel to the adventures.

Local friendships and bonds of loyalty that she and her family formed during the gradual restoration of their once derelict farmhouse have now deepened. The children, both hers and her neighbours, are now adults. Wedding festivities and banquets are described in mouth-watering detail as, with natural
joie-de-vivre,
a close-knit society celebrates and prepares for the coming generation.

A Harvest of Sunflowers
is a joy to read from a writer who can illustrate the simplest experience with exuberance and affection. Both moving and highly amusing, this book will hold the reader.

R
EFLECTIONS OF
S
UNFLOWERS
BY
R
UTH
S
ILVESTRE

The final book in the Sunflower trilogy sees Ruth and her husband returning to Bel-Air de Grèzelongue, their
much-loved
home in the Lot-et-Garonne region of South West France. In 1976 their dreams of purchasing a peaceful summer home came true when they spied this derelict farmhouse surrounded by fields and orchards, and saw what it could become. Renovating the primitive, rural house truly was a labour of love – and the love affair between house and owner has lasted over twenty-five years.

Over the years there have been inevitable sadnesses, but also the joys of new grandchildren, anniversaries, village fêtes, and splendid meals taken with their neighbours. And whilst the family have seen many changes during their time with the local farming community, the warm and welcoming atmosphere they first fell in love with has remained the same. Now they face their own personal tragedy, but through all their sorrows Bel-Air continues to be a place of healing, hope and happiness, as well as extraordinary beauty.

 

 

We hope you enjoyed this book.
Do you want to know about our other great reads,
download free extracts and enter competitions?
If so, visit our website
www.allisonandbusby.com
.
Click to sign up to our monthly newsletter
for exclusive content
and offers, news of our brand new releases, upcoming events
with your favourite authors and much more.
And why not click to follow us on
Facebook
and
Twitter
?
We’d love to hear from you!

R
UTH
S
ILVESTRE
is a singer and actress, her most famous role being Dulcinea in
Man of La Mancha
at the Piccadilly Theatre. She has published many articles on France, and a number of children’s books. She divides her time between London and France.

A House in the Sunflowers

A Harvest of Sunflowers

Reflections of Sunflowers

Allison & Busby Limited
12 Fitzroy Mews
London W1T 6DW
www.allisonandbusby.com

First published in Great Britain by Allison & Busby in 1991.
This ebook edition published by Allison & Busby in 2013.

Copyright © 1991 by R
UTH
S
ILVESTRE
Illustrations © 1991 by M
ICHAEL
G
RATER

The moral right of the author is hereby asserted in accordance with the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988.

All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted, in any form or by any means without the prior written permission of the publisher, nor be otherwise circulated in any form of binding or cover other than that in which it is published and without a similar condition being imposed on the subsequent buyer.

A CIP catalogue record for this book is available from the British Library.

ISBN 978-0-7490-1598-5

BOOK: A House in the Sunflowers
4.85Mb size Format: txt, pdf, ePub
ads

Other books

Swan Song by Crispin, Edmund
Daddy's Little Earner by Maria Landon
The Baby's Guardian by Delores Fossen
Menu for Romance by Kaye Dacus
I Refuse by Per Petterson
The Tracker by Mary Burton
Portals by Wilson, Maer
Swansea Summer by Catrin Collier