This short book by the author of ‘The Spinning Heart‘ and ‘A Slanting of the Sun‘ weaves love and loss in war-torn Syria and small-town Ireland as three characters search for some version of home. Exquisite.
An C18th Palladian House in County Wicklow, Ireland, Russborough was bought by Sir Alfred Beit and his wife, Clementine, in 1952. Having no heirs, it was left in 1974 as an educational trust with charitable status, its members charged with responsibility for the house and estate so that both should be preserved for the benefit of the Irish people. This book is a magnificent testament to the work that has been done to preserve the house and honour the generosity of Beit and his wife.