David Thomson's memoir of his ten years spent as a tutor in Ireland picks up the thread of "Nairn in Darkness and Light", the story of his Scottish childhood. In 1932, at the age of 18, he went to Woodbrook, a house that gives its name to a small rural area in Ireland. This book grew out of two great loves - for Woodbrook, and for Phoebe, his pupil. It builds up a picture of a genteel pre-war society, of Irish history and troubled Anglo-Irish relations, and of a delightful family. Above all, it portrays the enchantment of falling in love and the desolation of bereavement.
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"A brilliantly original mix of love-story, memoir and history" (Brian Moore)
"It remains with one long after the story is told, a haunting sadness, a memory and a dream" (Olivia Manning Spectator)
' Woodbrook is simply one of the most enchanting books I've read in a long time - it begins in delight before it ends in wisdom' - Seamus Heaney
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