Ladies in Lavender

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Oberon Books, Jun 18, 2012 - Drama - 96 pages

An evocative, heart-warming story of unfulfilled dreams and unrequited love.

Based on the hit film screenplay by Charles Dance starring Judi Dench and Maggie Smith, and on the original short story by William J. Locke, Ladies in Lavender tells the tale of two sisters Ursula and Janet who live in a close-knit fishing village in picturesque Cornwall, in 1936. When a handsome and talented young Polish violinist bound for America is washed ashore, the Widdington sisters take him under their wing and nurse him back to health. However, the presence of the mysterious young man disrupts their peaceful lives and the community in which they live.

‘It delivers perfect comic timing and hilarious lines.’ - Northampton Chronicle & Echo


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Shaun McKenna is a prolific and versatile playwright/ lyricist, equally at home writing for stage or screen. His award-winning theatre and TV work includes both original projects and adaptations, ranging from the 2007 stage version of The Lord Of The Rings to such prime time ITV dramas as Cuckoo, Like Father Like Son and Heartbeat. His many BBC radio adaptations include Marnie and The Complete Smiley based on John Le Carré's spy novels. His latest original stage play is Ruling Passions. More information at

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