Published October 2011
228 pages, Paperback
In their idyllic garden, Gertrude and Bernard forge a perfect triangle of friendship with Bella, the scarred mother of an illegitimate child. Then Gertrude conceives the child which has long eluded her, and the spell breaks into foreboding, menace and madness.
Simply told yet utterly compelling, The Juniper Tree is a multifaceted jewel of a tale, exquisitely written, by a true original.
The Juniper Tree could hardly have been more satisfactorily accomplished. Times Literary Supplement
Delicate, tough, quick-moving, it’s a haunting book … an amazing achievement. Financial Times
Barbara Comyns - Barbara Comyns was born in 1909 and brought up in rural Warwickshire,
where she began writing and illustrating stories at the age of ten. Her
idiosyncratic novels have been described as “like pictures painted on glass”.
She died in 1992.
Margaret Drabble - Margaret Drabble has published seventeen novels, most recently The Sea Lady (2006) and biographies of Arnold Bennett (1974) and Angus Wilson (1995). She is married to the biographer Michael Holroyd and lives in London and Somerset.