When young artist Kate inherits a country cottage, she distances herself from her London life and her sculptor lover Jake. Her life becomes interwoven with that of her widower neighbour Tim. This enrages Elaine, who has her sights set on Tim. Kate befriends Annie, partner of abusive Vince, who beats her when he hears that Kate has been painting her.
Vince’s malevolence turns towards Kate, which, together with Elaine’s hostility, casts a shadow on her feelings for Tim and her delight in the cottage, surrounded by beautiful poplar trees; a cottage which seems to hold a secret and a mysterious connection with the big house down the lane where Tim lives.
This is a story of how we all impact on the lives of those around us, even from beyond the grave.
About the Author
Alexandra (Sandy) Kendall trained as a fine artist. After leaving art school, she continued to paint and also write, though she never tried to get anything published. After her third son was born, she took up a position as head of art in a prep school where she remained for 28 years. On her retirement, she was able to devote more time to her own art, and also to fulfil her long-term ambition to write fiction. “A Dazzle of Poplars” is her first novel.