The captivating RNA prize-winning novel.
Merham is a well-ordered 1950s seaside town: the kind of town in which everyone knows their place (and those who don't are promptly put in it). Lottie Swift, an evacuee who has grown up with the respectable Holden family, loves Merham, while the Holdens' daughter Celia chafes against the constraints of the town.
Now, almost fifty years on, Arcadia is returning to life, and its inhabitants stirring up strong feelings again. And prompting more than one person to look into their own romantic history and ask: Can you ever leave your past behind?
[She] deftly handles her involved plot, skillfully exploring the different family dynamics; her thoughtful tone and light touch makes this a delightful read - Publishers Weekly
If you liked Chocolat by Joanne Harris, you'll love FOREIGN FRUIT . . . blissful, romantic reading - Company
Moyes evokes the strictures of time beautifully, as well as the enervating charms of a sleepy resort. - Good Housekeeping
Jojo Moyes is a novelist and journalist. Her books include the bestsellers The Girl You Left Behind, The One Plus One, Me Before You and After You and her short story collection Paris for One and Other Stories. Her novels have been translated into forty-four languages, have hit the number one spot in twelve countries and have sold over thirty-eight million copies worldwide. Me Before You has now sold over fourteen million copies worldwide and was adapted into a major film starring Sam Claflin and Emilia Clarke. Jojo lives in Essex.