Author: D.E. Stevenson
Length: 283 pages
“Amberwell tells the story of the Ayrton family: five siblings raised by cool and distant parents, scattered afar in adulthood, but brought together by the oncoming Second World War.
The eponymous estate on the west coast of Scotland has been in the Ayrton family for several generations, descending from father to son in an unbroken line. By family tradition, each new owner was to add to the amenities of the place and in this way Amberwell grew larger and more beautiful as the years went by, endowed with gardens and terraces and orchards.
Sweet and melancholy, Amberwell paints a vivid picture of one family torn apart by wider events in their world. See why D. E. Stevenson has amassed her own cult following with this moving novel.”