A Sea-Grape Tree
By Rosamond Lehmann
* The Sequel to The Ballad and the Source, A Sea-Grape Tree was Rosamond Lehmann's last novel.
In 1933 we meet Rebecca, heroine of THE BALLAD AND THE SOURCE - but in a different world, on many levels. Betrayed by her married lover, Rebecca arrives alone at a small Caribbean island. Here, along with the splendidly eccentric members of the British expatriate colony, she meets the former ace pilot Johnny, crippled now, a misanthropic recluse: for both of them their passionate affair the powerful life force love can be. Here too she encounters voices from the past and the vibrant spirit of Mrs. Jardine - voices which remind Rebecca of the girl she was and the woman she could become.
Rosamond Lehmann (1901-1990) was born in Buckinghamshire, the second of the
four children of R.C. Lehmann. She was a scholar at Girton College, Cambridge
and one of the most distinguished British novelists of this century.
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02 Mar 2006
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Full of her sensibility, her funniness, her own particular acumen. It is also beautifully written and devised — ELIZABETH JANE HOWARD