A woman takes her husband and children to the Italian home of another English family accompanied by her eccentric father. A sense of foreboding hangs over the holiday from the start as the house, as well as its absentee owners, exert their presence.
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John Mortimer is a playwright, novelist, and former practicing barrister who has written many film scripts as well as stage, radio, and television plays, the Rumpole plays, for which he received the British Academy Writer of the Year Award, and the adaptation of Evelyn Waugh’s Brideshead Revisited. He is the author of twelve collections of Rumpole stories and three acclaimed volumes of autobiography.From Publishers Weekly:
Bossily capable Molly Pargeter--devoted to Italian Renaissance art and amateur sleuthing--drags her reluctant family to a Tuscan villa. "Although the momentum falters slightly midway, Mortimer's seemingly effortless command of his craft makes this combination of well-plotted mystery and lightly barbed comedy a compelling pleasure," concluded PW.
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