Up At The Villa
Mary Panton walls up her desires in a beautiful villa high up in the hills above Florence, as she calmly contemplates her disastrous marriage. But a single act of compassion begins a nightmare of violence that shatters her serenity. She turns for help to the notorious Rowley Flint, and through him comes to realise that to deny love, with all its passions and risks, is to deny life itself.
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Review: Up at the VillaUser Review - Clare Gallagher - Goodreads
Picked this up in a charity shop today for 50p and read it in about an hour - I feel like that was too much time and money spent on it. I've not read anything else by Maugham, but after this I'm not ... Read full review
Review: Up at the VillaUser Review - Alice - Goodreads
A small yet darkly powerful novella. Set high in the hills above Florence, young widow Mary Panton has taken a long holiday in Italy to recover and reassess her life. However she soon finds herself in ... Read full review