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  • Hodder & Stoughton

The French Gardener

Santa Montefiore

3 Reviews

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Fiction, Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

An epic love story at the heart of a novel of family life and the conflict between duty and desire

Miranda and David move out of London into a beautiful country house with a magical garden. But Miranda insists on tottering across the wet lawn in kitten heels, David is never there, and the children won't tear themselves away from the telly.

Then an enigmatic Frenchman arrives. With the wisdom of nature he slowly begins to heal the past and the present. But who is he His secret lies in the deepest recesses of the garden, for a garden, like love itself, can restore the human spirit not just season after season, but generation after generation.

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Praise for The French Gardener

  • Intricate and well written - perfect for a rainy bank holiday. - Company

  • A great tale, beautifully told - New Woman

  • It twangs on every heartstring, presses every button and is utterly irresistible . . . It's lovely stuff - glossy lifestyle glamour with a soul . . . you're spellbound by the sheer charm of the enterprise. - Daily Express

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Santa Montefiore

Santa Montefiore was born in England in 1970 to an Anglo-Argentine mother, and read Spanish and Italian at Exeter University. She lives in London with her husband, the historian Simon Sebag Montefiore and their two children. Visit Santa's website at

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