The Orchard Thieves

By Elizabeth Jolley


Every household is haunted by times of discord which destroy the wished-for calm. Every member feels that their own difficulties are unique.

When the middle sister returns home from England, without any explanation about her private life, peace in the grandmother’s house is jeopardised. The grandmother, with imagination, acceptance and the quality of her affection, attempts a form of rescue in the face of rising conflict and tension.

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