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The Savage Garden

Narrated by: Jamie Glover
Length: 6 hrs and 3 mins

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In 1958, Adam Strickland, a young Cambridge student, travels to Villa Docci in Tuscany to study a sixteenth-century garden. Designed and laid out by a grieving husband to the memory of his dead wife, it is a mysterious world of statues, grottoes, meandering rills and classical inscriptions.

But tragedy has hit the Docci family more recently. The German occupation during World War Two had a devastating impact on them, and the tensions between collaborators and partisans were played out within their own tight circle.

Adam is fascinated by the Doccis and increasingly aware that there are dangerous secrets hidden within the family domain. The garden itself starts to exercise a powerful influence over his imagination, its iconography seeming to point to some deeper, darker truth than was first apparent. And what really lay behind a killing at the villa towards the end of the war?

Past and present, love and intrigue, intertwine in an evocative mystery which vividly captures the experience of an innocent abroad in the uncertain world of post-War Italy.

©2007 Mark Mills (P)2007 HarperCollins Publishers

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  • mrs.v.preen
  • 10-04-2019

Enjoyable

Really enjoyed the descriptions of Italy, art and ancient myth. Well read. Humour and mystery wrapped in wine olive trees and sculpture.

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  • Anne
  • 15-07-2009

Excellent

A beautifully descriptive book!