Carriglas is the island estate off County Cork where Sarah Pollexfen goes to live as governess to her wealthy cousins on the eve of the First World War. Helplessly, Sarah watches her cousins lead increasingly isolated and empty lives as if punishing themselves for a past crime. And somewhere in the tranquil garden of Carriglas there are secrets waiting to be discovered …
‘The Silence in the Garden’ won the Yorkshire Post Book of the Year award. Writing in the Spectator, Anita Brookner said, ‘Trevor is a specialist in brooding regret and a discoverer of past crimes. He is devoted to Ireland, to its soft speech and its frequently ugly deeds, and he combines them in a sort of elegy’.
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William Trevor was born in County Cork in 1928 and spent his childhood in various provincial Irish towns. He went to Trinity College, Dublin and then to England in 1953. He now lives in Devon. In 1977 William Trevor received an honorary CBE in recognition of his services to literature, and in 1998 he was awarded the prestigious David Cohen British Literature Prize for a lifetime's achievement in writing.
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