Woodbrook is a rare house that gives its name to a small, rural area in Ireland, not far from the old port of Sligo.In 1932 David Thomson, aged eighteen, went there as a tutor.
David Thomson was born in India in 1914 to Scottish parents, but grew up in Scotland and Derbyshire. After the period described in Woodbrook he developed a career in writing and at the BBC. He died in 1988.
A brilliantly original mix of love-story, memoir and history --
It remains with one long after the story is told, a haunting sadness, a memory and a dream -- Olivia Manning * Spectator *