The Enchanted April, Hardback
3 out of 5 (1 rating)


A discreet advertisement in 'The Times', addressed to 'Those who Apppreciate Wisteria and Sunshine...' is the impetus for a revelatory month for four very different women.

High above the bay on the Italian Riviera stands San Salvatore, a mediaeval castle.

Beckoned to this haven are Mrs. Wilkins, Mrs Arbuthnot, Mrs Fisher and Lady Caroline Dester, each quietly craving a respite.

Lulled by the Mediterranean spirit, they gradually shed their skins and discover a harmony each of them has longed for but never known. First published in 1922 and reminscient of 'Elizabeth and her German Garden', this delightful novel is imbued with the descriptive power and light-hearted irreverence for which Elizabeth von Arnin is renowned.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Classic fiction (pre c 1945)
  • ISBN: 9781844087617



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This was a pleasant read, quite funny at times, a good 'tweener if you are doing some heavy books. The end wrapped up rather quickly after a slow and kind of draggy start in England. I think she could have drawn that out a bit more. The descriptions of the locale in Italy were lovely. Had a hard time at the end as the last three chapters wouldn't download on the app I was using, but thanks to another GR member, Leslie, I worked it out! Now if I could only get the .wma I borrowed from my library onto my ipod or discs. Not my week!

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