Summer's Lease - the classic, international bestselling novel by John Mortimer
'Amusing, entertaining ... and a cracking good read' Sunday Express
'And summer's lease hath all too short a date' - Sonnet 18, William Shakespeare
It's high summer when Molly Pargeter drags her amiably bickering family to a rented Tuscan villa for the holidays. Molly is sure that the house is the perfect setting for their three-week getaway, but soon she becomes fascinated by the lives of the absent owners - and things start to go horribly wrong ...
'With a cosy fluency of wit, Mortimer charms us into his urbane tangle of clues' Mail on Sunday
Summer's Lease, which was made into popular BBC TV mini-series starring John Gielgud, is a delightful novel from Rumpole author John Mortimer: witty, compassionate, humane, perfectly plotted and wonderfully readable. It will be adored by readers of P.G Wodehouse and P.D. James.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - ChrisSterry - LibraryThing
A most enjoyable book. In some ways a typical 'English family in Tuscany' scenario. At first sight Joanna Trollope could have written it. But the humour, and the twists and turns in the plot raise it ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - abbottthomas - LibraryThing
John Mortimer's spoor runs through this book - the problems of getting one's socks on when getting old, the primacy of Italian Renaissance artists, particularly Piero della Francesca and Raphael ... Read full review