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A Good Voyage

(2004)
(The Madness of Love)
A novel by

 
Awards
Romantic Novel of the Year Award Best Novel
When her twin brother breaks a promise and returns to their childhood home in Sri Lanka on his own, Valentina decides that it's time to make some changes in her life. She cuts off her hair and takes a job as a gardener (although she'd prefer to be a writer) in a small town near the sea in Wales. And so the story takes us to Illerwick, an alluring, timeless place, and to the people who live there. Leo Spring, an eccentric musician, lives alone in Beech House with a once beautiful garden that has now become overgrown and wild. Valentina has come to help Leo restore the neglected garden to its former glory, and she soon falls in love with him. But Leo is consumed by his unrequited infatuation with Melody, the beautiful headmistress in mourning for her brother who leapt to his death from the cliffs. Mr Boase, the alcoholic and bullying deputy head, also holds a flame for Melody; and one of her pupils, Fitch, is another who daydreams about her. As summer draws near, and the garden is gradually transformed, Leo organises a garden party in an attempt to impress Melody. But on the night of the party, events come to a head and secret passions are revealed...

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Hardback Editions

January 2005 : USA Hardback

Title: Madness of Love
Author(s): Katharine Davies
ISBN: 1-4177-2404-8 / 978-1-4177-2404-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: San Val
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July 2004 : UK Hardback
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Title: A Good Voyage
Author(s): Katharine Davies
ISBN: 0-7011-7694-6 / 978-0-7011-7694-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chatto & Windus
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Paperback Editions

May 2005 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Madness Of Love
Author(s): Katharine Davies
ISBN: 0-09-946843-3 / 978-0-09-946843-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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January 2005 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Madness of Love: A Novel
Author(s): Katharine Davies
ISBN: 0-8129-7328-3 / 978-0-8129-7328-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
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Kindle Editions

June 2010 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: A Good Voyage
Author(s): Katharine Davies
Publisher: Vintage Digital
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June 2010 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Madness Of Love
Author(s): Katharine Davies
Publisher: Vintage Digital
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


February 2009 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: The Madness of Love: A Novel
Author(s): Katharine Davies
Publisher: Random House
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