Summer Visits

For generations of readers, the English country house has lived as a character in its own right. One can immediately think of many examples—Bleak House, Mansfield Park, Howards End, Wuthering Heights, and the most recent being Downton Abbey—stories, faces, dramas, love and conflict all instantly flash into mind just based on the name of the roof that housed them.

An Exacting Craft

For an author whose work is chiefly characterized as ‘light fiction’, it may come as a surprise to find that Ms. Sharp was so very, very serious about the responsibility of crafting a good story.