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Couch Surfing Book Tour

Julia Kelly

Warwick’s, Liz Fenton and Lisa Steinke present
Julia Kelly
in conversation with Liz & Lisa

Couch Surfing Book Tour

Tuesday, January 26, 2021 - 4:00pm PST

Couch Surfing Book Tour
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This Couch Surfing Book Tour event features Julia Kelly as she discusses her new book, The Last Garden in England, in conversation with Liz Fenton and Lisa Steinke. Julia Kelly is the award-winning author of books about ordinary women and their extraordinary stories. In addition to writing, she's been an Emmy-nominated producer, journalist, marketing professional, and (for one summer) a tea waitress. Julia called Los Angeles, Iowa, and New York City home before settling in London.

Present day: Emma Lovett, who has dedicated her career to breathing new life into long-neglected gardens, has just been given the opportunity of a lifetime: to restore the gardens of the famed Highbury House estate, designed in 1907 by her hero Venetia Smith. But as Emma dives deeper into the gardens' past, she begins to uncover secrets that have long lain hidden.

1907: A talented artist with a growing reputation for her ambitious work, Venetia Smith has carved out a niche for herself as a garden designer to industrialists, solicitors, and bankers looking to show off their wealth with sumptuous country houses. When she is hired to design the gardens of Highbury House, she is determined to make them a triumph, but the gardens - and the people she meets - promise to change her life forever.

1944: When land girl Beth Pedley arrives at a farm on the outskirts of the village of Highbury, all she wants is to find a place she can call home. Cook Stella Adderton, on the other hand, is desperate to leave Highbury House to pursue her own dreams. And widow Diana Symonds, the mistress of the grand house, is anxiously trying to cling to her pre-war life now that her home has been requisitioned and transformed into a convalescent hospital for wounded soldiers. But when war threatens Highbury House's treasured gardens, these three very different women are drawn together by a secret that will last for decades.

The Last Garden in England Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781982107826
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (Please contact store to confirm availability)
Published: Gallery Books - January 12th, 2021