Elizabeth von Arnim (1866-1941), a cousin of the writer
Katharine Mansfield and a lover of H. G. Wells, wrote more than
twenty books. Born in Australia, she spent most of her childhood in
England and lived also in Germany, Switzerland, and France. She
moved to the United States at the start of World War II and died in
Charleston, South Carolina.
Brenda Bowen(introducer) is the author of the novel Enchanted August,a contemporary reimagining of The Enchanted Aprilset in Maine. A former children's book publisher, and now a literary agent, she has written more than forty books under the name Margaret McNamara. She lives in New York.
"This delicious confection will work its magic on all." --Daily Telegraph
"Extraordinarily well-written . . . It is witty, human, often very beautiful." --Punch "Brims with magic and laughter." --The Guardian "[One] of the wittiest novels in the English language . . . The ultimate renter's novel: a month in and out of a gorgeous place where extraordinary things happen; then let someone else deal with the plumbing . . . It's a confection, it's a dream, it's a fleeting April romance, but oh, how hard to get this story out of your head. . . . No one can come away from this April without thinking, even for just a moment, that the course of true love, unsmooth as it may run, is certainly worth taking." --Brenda Bowen, author of Enchanted August, from the Introduction