Introducing the Virago Modern Classic Book Club August pick: In A Summer Season by Elizabeth Taylor.
A love story for the ages, this August we are reading Elizabeth Taylor’s In A Summer Season. Will you be reading along?
“You taste of rain,” he said, kissing her. “People say I married her for her money,” he thought contentedly, and for the moment was full of the self-respect that loving her had given him.’
Kate Heron is a wealthy, charming widow who marries, much to the disapproval of friends and neighbours, a man ten years her junior: the attractive, feckless Dermot. Then comes the return of Kate’s old friend Charles – intelligent, kind and now widowed, with his beautiful young daughter. Kate watches happily as their two families are drawn together, finding his presence reassuringly familiar, but slowly she becomes aware of subtle undercurrents that begin to disturb the calm surface of their friendship. Before long, even she cannot ignore the gathering storm…
You can buy a copy of In A Summer Season in any good bookstore or online at Amazon, Waterstones and The Hive. Plus, you can enter our prize draw to win one of five copies of our beautiful Virago Modern Classics edition of In A Summer Season.
Click here to enter. Winners will be announced on 28th August.