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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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - wealhtheowwylfing - LibraryThing
Written during WWI and set in pre-war Italy, this is the tale of a young, widowed gentlewoman. Mary married for love only to watch her husband's disintegration; when he died, it was a mercy. She took ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - dbsovereign - LibraryThing
These characters all seem too doomed for the story to seem all that captivating. The desperation is true, but the lengths gone to seem a bit improbably cinematic (soap opera). Read full review