Sunday, April 28, 2013

Kate Lord Brown on tour for The Perfume Garden May 20-25

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Please join Kate Lord Brown as she tours virtually for The Perfume Garden, May 20-25.

The Perfume GardenPublication Date: April 1, 2013
Corvus Publishing
Paperback; 512p
ISBN-10: 1848879342

The Perfume Garden combines the gripping storytelling of Kate Morton with the evocative settings of Victoria Hislop to tell this sumptuous story of lost love and family secrets set between modern day Valencia and the Spanish Civil War. High in the hills of Valencia, a forgotten house guards its secrets. Untouched since Franco’s forces tore through Spain in 1936, the whitewashed walls have crumbled, the garden, laden with orange blossom, grown wild. Emma Temple is the first to unlock its doors in seventy years. Guided by a series of letters and a key bequeathed in her mother’s will, she has left her job as London’s leading perfumier to restore this dilapidated villa to its former glory. It is the perfect retreat: a wilderness redolent with strange and exotic scents, heavy with the colours and sounds of a foreign time. But for her grandmother, Freya, a British nurse who stayed here during Spain’s devastating civil war, Emma’s new home evokes terrible memories. As the house begins to give up its secrets, Emma is drawn deeper into Freya’s story: one of crushed idealism, lost love, and families ripped apart by war. She soon realises it is one thing letting go of the past, but another when it won’t let go of you.

About the AuthorKate Lord Brown 1

Kate grew up in the wild and beautiful Devon countryside. After studying philosophy at Durham University and art history at the Courtauld Institute of Art in London, she worked as an international art consultant, curating collections for embassies and palaces in Europe and the Middle East. She is married to a pilot, and lives with her family in Qatar. Her debut novel ‘The Beauty Chorus’ was inspired by the many hours she spent on airfields in the UK, and the experiences of pilots in her family during WW2. Her second novel about the Spanish Civil War, ‘The Perfume Garden’, draws upon the years she lived in Spain, and will be published in paperback in April 2013 by Atlantic.

For more information please visit Kate’s website and blog. You can also find her on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest. You can also check out the Facebook and Pinterest page for The Perfume Garden.

Virtual Book Tour Schedule

Monday, May 20
Review at The Little Reader Library

Tuesday, May 21
Guest Post at The Little Reader Library

Wednesday, May 22
Review at Lit Addicted Brit

Thursday, May 23
Review at Tiny Library

Friday, May 24
Feature & Giveaway at Passages to the Past

Saturday, May 25
Review at Turning the Pages
Review & Giveaway at Peeking Between the Pages

Post Tour

Tuesday, June 11
Review at Luxury Reading

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