A love story played out over the ages, this is a compelling novel about five couples whose romances span more than twelve centuries. In the year 1770, a young man named Theo is taken into the Abbeyfields monastery, where he finds his love, Princess Matilda. In 1540, a young woman named Matilda Whitfield meets Brother Theodore, a monk who has nearly lost his faith. In 1880, Theo and Matilda are the proprietors of a sprawling mansion, Abbeyfields Hall. A hundred years later, Abbeyfields has become a psychiatric hospital, where Theo and Matilda are patients. Today, a new Theo and Matilda have come home in search of a new page of history on which to write their story.More
"Richly interweaves character and place, and the historic events which shape them...One will always read Rachel Billington with delight." (The Sunday Times)
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