Now the basis for a major motion picture from the producers of Howard's End and The Remains of the Day--a brooding, suspenseful novel of sensuality and vengenance, set amid the fields and villages of 19th century England. Bella Ford, jilted by her unscrupulous lover, plans revenge that ends in a catastrophic act of violence.
About H.E. Bates
H.E. Bates was born in Northamptonshire in 1905. He published his first novel, The Two Sisters, when he was twenty. His most popular creation was the effervescent Larkin family about whom he wrote five novels including The Darling Buds of May. In 1973 he was awarded the CBE. He died in 1974.