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Santa Montefiore - Author

About the Author

Santa Montefiore was born in England in 1970 to an Anglo-Argentine mother, and read Spanish and Italian at Exeter University. After a year teaching English on an Argentine estancia, she spent much of the nineties in Buenos Aires. She lives in London with her husband, the historian Simon Sebag Montefiore, and their children, Lily and Sasha.

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Featured books by Santa Montefiore

The Last Secret of the Deverills

The Last Secret of the Deverills

Author: Santa Montefiore Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/04/2018

 It is 1939 and peace has flourished since the Great War ended. But much has changed for the Deverill family and now a new generation is waiting in the wings. Martha Wallace came to Dublin from her home in America to find her birth mother. But instead she has lost her heart to the impossibly charming JP Deverill. Then she discovers that her mother comes from the same place as JP, and her fate seems sealed. Bridie Doyle, now Countess di Marcantonio and mistress of Castle Deverill, is determined to make the castle she used to work in her home. But her flamboyant husband Cesare has other ideas. And as his eye strays away from his wife, those close to the couple start to wonder if he really is who he says he is. Kitty Deverill has come to terms with her life with her husband Robert, and their two children. But then Jack O'Leary, the love of her life, returns to Ballinakelly. And this time his heart belongs elsewhere... ***What readers are saying about Santa Montefiore*** 'Nobody does epic romance like Santa Montefiore. Everything she writes, she writes from the heart' Jojo Moyes `I have a tendresse for sweeping and epic romantic sagas set around huge houses and aristocratic families and Santa Montefiore hits the spot for me like few other writers... Lush, vivid storytelling' Sarra Manning `An ideal summer read. Laced with secrets and forbidden liaisons, it is sure to keep you turning the pages' The Lady on The Beekeeper's Daughter `One of our personal favourites and bestselling authors, sweeping stories of love and families spanning continents and decades' The Times

The Last Secret of the Deverills

The Last Secret of the Deverills

Author: Santa Montefiore Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/07/2017

Be swept away with beloved bestselling author Santa Montefiore and the Deverill Chronicles. Martha Wallace came to Dublin from her home in America to find her birth mother. But instead she has lost her heart to the impossibly charming JP Deverill. Then she discovers that her mother comes from the same place as JP, and her fate seems sealed. Bridie Doyle, now Countess di Marcantonio and mistress of Castle Deverill, is determined to make the castle she used to work in her home. But her flamboyant husband Cesare has other ideas. And as his eye strays away from his wife, those close to the couple start to wonder if he really is who he says he is. Kitty Deverill has come to terms with her life with her husband Robert, and their two children. But then Jack O'Leary, the love of her life, returns to Ballinakelly. And this time his heart belongs elsewhere...

Daughters of Castle Deverill

Daughters of Castle Deverill

Author: Santa Montefiore Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/04/2017

The sweeping new novel from number one bestselling author Santa Montefiore. It is 1925 and the war is long over. But much has been lost and life will never truly be the same again. Castle Deverill, cherished home to the Deverill family in the west of Ireland for hundreds of years, has burned to the ground. But young and flighty Celia Deverill is determined to restore the sad ruin to its former glory. Celia married well and has the wealth, after all, to keep it in the family and she cannot bear to see it stand neglected. But dark shadows are gathering once more, as the financial markets start to shake. And everything that felt so certain is thrown once again into doubt. A compelling story of family and history, from the author of the top ten bestseller Songs of Love and War.

The Gypsy Madonna

The Gypsy Madonna

Author: Santa Montefiore Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/10/2016

Songs of Love and War

Songs of Love and War

Author: Santa Montefiore Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/05/2016

Their lives were mapped out ahead of them. But love and war will change everything...Castle Deverill, nestled in the rolling Irish hills, is home to three very different women: flame-haired Kitty Deverill, her best friend and daughter of the castle's cook, Bridie Doyle, and her flamboyant English cousin, Celia Deverill. When war breaks out, the lives of all three are changed forever. Wrenched apart by betrayal, their world turned to ash, the girls' friendship seems all but lost as they are swept to different parts of the globe. Yet, they have one thing in common: a fierce and unwavering longing for Castle Deverill and all the memories contained within it.

The Beekeeper's Daughter

The Beekeeper's Daughter

Author: Santa Montefiore Format: Paperback Release Date: 09/04/2015

A family rocked by tragedy, a love that lives through time, a story that will stay in your heart...Dorset, 1932: Grace Hamblin is growing up on a beautiful rural estate. The only child of the beekeeper, she knows her place and her future - until her father dies unexpectedly and leaves her bereft and alone. Alone, that is, except for the man she loves, whom she knows she can never have. Massachusetts, 1973: Grace's beautiful, impetuous daughter Trixie Valentine is in love. Jasper is wild and romantic, a singer in a band on the brink of stardom. Then tragedy strikes and he must return to his home in England, promising to come back to Trixie one day, if only she will wait for him...Weighed down by memories, unaware of the secrets that bind them, both mother and daughter are searching for lost love. To find what they are longing for they must confront the past, and unravel the lies told long ago...

Last Voyage of the Valentina

Last Voyage of the Valentina

Author: Santa Montefiore Format: Paperback Release Date: 23/10/2014

An eccentric aristocrat is savagely murdered in his Italian palazzo at the end of WW2. Twenty years later, this unsolved crime touches the life of Alba, a hedonistic girl who lives on a houseboat in Sixties Chelsea. Between these two distinctive times runs a thread of love, decadence and betrayal that takes Alba from the country-houses of the shires to the olive groves of the Amalfi Coast, rich with the scent of figs, the drama of wartime and the lingering decay of tragedy. The past unfolds revealing a secret web of partisans and Nazis, peasants and counts and in the centre of it all, an alluring woman of mystery: her mother. Alba investigates not only a murder but the forbidden truth. What she finds in the past is heartrending, but it's the gateway to her own future.

The Beekeeper's Daughter

The Beekeeper's Daughter

Author: Santa Montefiore Format: Hardback Release Date: 17/07/2014

A family rocked by tragedy, a love that lives through time, a story that will stay in your heart...Dorset, 1932: Grace Hamblin is growing up on a beautiful rural estate. The only child of the beekeeper, she knows her place and her future - until her father dies unexpectedly and leaves her bereft and alone. Alone, that is, except for the man she loves, whom she knows she can never have. Massachusetts, 1973: Grace's beautiful, impetuous daughter Trixie Valentine is in love. Jasper is wild and romantic, a singer in a band on the brink of stardom. Then tragedy strikes and he must return to his home in England, promising to come back to Trixie one day, if only she will wait for him...Weighed down by memories, unaware of the secrets that bind them, both mother and daughter are searching for lost love. To find what they are longing for they must confront the past, and unravel the lies told long ago...

The Summer House

The Summer House

Author: Santa Montefiore Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/04/2013

Antoinette's world has fallen apart: her husband, the man she has loved for as long as she can remember, has died tragically in an accident. He was her rock, the man she turned to for love and support, the man she knew better than she knew herself. Or at least so she thought...For as she arrives at the familiar old stone church for George's funeral, she sees a woman she has never met before. And in that instant, the day she thought would close a door on the past becomes the day that everything she has ever known is turned upside down. Phaedra loved George too, and she could not bear to stay away from his funeral. She only recently came to know him, but their bond was stronger than any she has ever felt before. As she sits before his wife, she knows that what she is about to reveal will change all their lives forever.

Other books by Santa Montefiore

The Forget-Me-Not Sonata

The Forget-Me-Not Sonata

Author: Santa Montefiore Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/10/2018

THE NUMBER ONE BESTSELLING AUTHOR 'Just promise me one thing . . . Have the courage to follow your heart' Buenos Aires, 1948. Audrey Garnet lives a sheltered life in the exclusive Argentinian community of Hurlingham. That is, until Cecil and Louis Forrester arrive, travelling from England to make their fortunes. Admired by all for her beauty and grace, Audrey quickly catches the eyes of both brothers, but it is talented-but-troubled outsider Louis with his musical flair whom she is drawn to most. Cecil, however, is a better match - a decorated war hero who has charmed the entire community, including Audrey's parents, forcing Audrey to keep her true feelings a secret. But when a family tragedy rocks Audrey's world, she is faced with a terrible dilemma: must she do her duty to her family, or will she finally be able to follow her heart? ***PRAISE FOR SANTA MONTEFIORE*** `Nobody does epic romance like Santa Montefiore' JOJO MOYES `An enchanting read overflowing with deliciously poignant moments' DINAH JEFFERIES on Songs of Love and War `Santa Montefiore hits the spot for my like few other writers' SARRA MANNING `One of our personal favourites' THE TIMES on The Last Secret of the Deverills

Royal Rabbits of London: The Great Diamond Chase

Royal Rabbits of London: The Great Diamond Chase

Author: Santa Montefiore, Simon Sebag Montefiore Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/09/2018

`Packed with fun, fantasy and the sort of adventure guaranteed to have sticky little fingers hungrily turning the pages' The Mail on Sunday `The Royal Rabbits of London is sweet, funny and beautifully illustrated' The Times `Enchanting....Kate Hindley's illustrations are a treat' The Lady Life is an adventure. Anything in the world is possible - by will and by luck, with a moist carrot, a wet nose and a slice of mad courage! The biggest, most beautiful diamond in the whole world has been stolen from Buckingham Palace! Nobody knows how the sneaky thief managed to take the Siberian Diamond from right under the Queen's nose - but Shylo and the brave Royal Rabbits of London will do whatever it takes to solve the case and return the jewel to its rightful place. Then they discover that Russia's elite sharp-toothed secret-agent minks are in London, could they have anything to do with the theft...? But nothing is quite what it seems, and the Royal Rabbits soon realise they might need a bit of help from an old friend to solve this mystery... The Hobbit meets Fantastic Mr Fox meets Watership Down in this bestselling series from Santa Montefiore and Simon Sebag Montefiore, which proves even the smallest rabbit can be the biggest hero. Featuring illustrations throughout by award-winning illustrator Kate Hindley.

The Temptation of Gracie

The Temptation of Gracie

Author: Santa Montefiore Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/07/2018

THE ENCHANTING NEW NOVEL FROM THE NUMBER ONE BESTSELLING AUTHOR Never give up on your dreams, no matter how long you hold on to them . . . When Gracie Burton stumbles upon an advertisement for a week-long cookery course in the heart of the Tuscan countryside,she cannot resist, and ploughs her life savings into the trip. Her only family - daughter Carina and granddaughter Anastasia - are hesitant about what has prompted this seemingly random venture. But they have no sense of Gracie's past; of what could possibly be calling her to Italy. They have no idea that Gracie is harbouring the secret of an extraordinary life that preceded them . . . Bestselling author, Santa Montefiore, returns with an unforgettable tale of love lost and rediscovered, set across the beautiful landscape of Italy ***PRAISE FOR SANTA MONTEFIORE*** `Nobody does epic romance like Santa Montefiore' JOJO MOYES `An enchanting read overflowing with deliciously poignant moments' DINAH JEFFERIES on Songs of Love and War `Santa Montefiore hits the spot for me like few other writers' SARRA MANNING `One of our personal favourites' THE TIMES on The Last Secret of the Deverills

The Temptation of Gracie

The Temptation of Gracie

Author: Santa Montefiore Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/07/2018

THE ENCHANTING NEW NOVEL FROM THE NUMBER ONE BESTSELLING AUTHOR Never give up on your dreams, no matter how long you hold on to them . . . When Gracie Burton stumbles upon an advertisement for a week-long cookery course in the heart of the Tuscan countryside,she cannot resist, and ploughs her life savings into the trip. Her only family - daughter Carina and granddaughter Anastasia - are hesitant about what has prompted this seemingly random venture. But they have no sense of Gracie's past; of what could possibly be calling her to Italy. They have no idea that Gracie is harbouring the secret of an extraordinary life that preceded them . . . Bestselling author, Santa Montefiore, returns with an unforgettable tale of love lost and rediscovered, set across the beautiful landscape of Italy ***PRAISE FOR SANTA MONTEFIORE*** `Nobody does epic romance like Santa Montefiore' JOJO MOYES `An enchanting read overflowing with deliciously poignant moments' DINAH JEFFERIES on Songs of Love and War `Santa Montefiore hits the spot for me like few other writers' SARRA MANNING `One of our personal favourites' THE TIMES on The Last Secret of the Deverills

The Last Secret of the Deverills

The Last Secret of the Deverills

Author: Santa Montefiore Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/04/2018

 It is 1939 and peace has flourished since the Great War ended. But much has changed for the Deverill family and now a new generation is waiting in the wings. Martha Wallace came to Dublin from her home in America to find her birth mother. But instead she has lost her heart to the impossibly charming JP Deverill. Then she discovers that her mother comes from the same place as JP, and her fate seems sealed. Bridie Doyle, now Countess di Marcantonio and mistress of Castle Deverill, is determined to make the castle she used to work in her home. But her flamboyant husband Cesare has other ideas. And as his eye strays away from his wife, those close to the couple start to wonder if he really is who he says he is. Kitty Deverill has come to terms with her life with her husband Robert, and their two children. But then Jack O'Leary, the love of her life, returns to Ballinakelly. And this time his heart belongs elsewhere... ***What readers are saying about Santa Montefiore*** 'Nobody does epic romance like Santa Montefiore. Everything she writes, she writes from the heart' Jojo Moyes `I have a tendresse for sweeping and epic romantic sagas set around huge houses and aristocratic families and Santa Montefiore hits the spot for me like few other writers... Lush, vivid storytelling' Sarra Manning `An ideal summer read. Laced with secrets and forbidden liaisons, it is sure to keep you turning the pages' The Lady on The Beekeeper's Daughter `One of our personal favourites and bestselling authors, sweeping stories of love and families spanning continents and decades' The Times

The Royal Rabbits of London: Escape From the Tower

The Royal Rabbits of London: Escape From the Tower

Author: Santa Montefiore, Simon Sebag Montefiore Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/03/2018

`Packed with fun, fantasy and the sort of adventure guaranteed to have sticky little fingers hungrily turning the pages' The Mail on Sunday Life is an adventure. Anything in the world is possible - by will and by luck, with a moist carrot, a wet nose and a slice of mad courage! Little Shylo Tawny-Tail is proud to call himself one of the Royal Rabbits of London, a secret order who live under Buckingham Palace and fight evil across the world. But high up in London's famous skyscraper, the Shard, the horrible Ratzis are plotting to cause chaos during a visit from the President of the United States. And when the Grand Burrow is attacked and Shylo is kidnapped, it looks as though they might just manage it! Can Shylo escape in time to save the day? The Hobbit meets Fantastic Mr Fox meets Watership Down in this bestselling series from Santa Montefiore and Simon Sebag Montefiore, which proves even the smallest rabbit can be the biggest hero. Featuring illustrations throughout by award-winning illustrator Kate Hindley. PRAISE FOR THE ROYAL RABBITS OF LONDON: `The Royal Rabbits of London is sweet, funny and beautifully illustrated' The Times `Enchanting....Kate Hindley's illustrations are a treat' The Lady

Die Koniglichen Kaninchen von London. Flucht aus dem Turm

Die Koniglichen Kaninchen von London. Flucht aus dem Turm

Author: Santa Montefiore, Simon Sebag Montefiore Format: eBook Release Date: 09/03/2018

Shylo und die Koniglichen Kaninchen von London sind zuruck - und sie hupfen direkt ins nachste Abenteuer! Die gemeinen Ratzis wollen den Staatsbesuch des Prasidenten der USA vereiteln, indem sie ihn live im Fernsehen lacherlich machen. Von den Koniglichen Kaninchen ist also wieder ganz viel Einfallsreichtum gefragt, um die Ratzis von ihrem Plan abzuhalten. Und Shylo muss beweisen, dass er zurecht in den Geheimbund aufgenommen wurde ...

kastely a tengernel

kastely a tengernel

Author: Santa Montefiore Format: eBook Release Date: 03/01/2018

925-ot irunk. A haborunak regota vege, de sok minden elveszett, s az elet nem lesz tobbe ugyanaz. A Deverill kastely, amely evszazadok ota a Deverill csalad szeretett otthona Nyugat-Irorszagban, leegett.Az ifj s boh Celia azonban elhatrozza, hogy rgi fnyben helyrelltja a kastlyt. A lny jl megy frjhez, voltakpp elg gazdag ahhoz, hogy megtartsa a csaldnak, s nem brja elviselni resen, elhanyagolt llapotban. m ismt stt rnyak gylekeznek, kezdenek megrendlni a pnzpiacok, s minden, ami oly biztonsgosnak tA nt, megint bizonytalann vlik.LenyA gzA , sodrlendletA romantikus csaldregny s trtnelmi tabl A hz a tengernl vilgsikerA szerzA jtA l."e;Santa Montefiore az j Rosamunde Pilcher."e; Daily Mail"e; Senki nem r gy romantikus csaldregnyt, ahogy Santa Montefiore . Minden amit r, a szvbA l jn."e; Jojo Moyes

The Royal Rabbits of London: Escape From the Tower

The Royal Rabbits of London: Escape From the Tower

Author: Santa Montefiore, Simon Sebag Montefiore Format: Hardback Release Date: 21/09/2017

`Packed with fun, fantasy and the sort of adventure guaranteed to have sticky little fingers hungrily turning the pages' The Mail on Sunday Life is an adventure. Anything in the world is possible - by will and by luck, with a moist carrot, a wet nose and a slice of mad courage! Little Shylo Tawny-Tail is proud to call himself one of the Royal Rabbits of London, a secret order who live under Buckingham Palace and fight evil across the world. But high up in London's famous skyscraper, the Shard, the horrible Ratzis are plotting to cause chaos during a visit from the President of the United States. And when the Grand Burrow is attacked and Shylo is kidnapped, it looks as though they might just manage it! Can Shylo escape in time to save the day? The Hobbit meets Fantastic Mr Fox meets Watership Down in this bestselling series from Santa Montefiore and Simon Sebag Montefiore, which proves even the smallest rabbit can be the biggest hero. Featuring illustrations throughout by award-winning illustrator Kate Hindley. PRAISE FOR THE ROYAL RABBITS OF LONDON: `The Royal Rabbits of London is sweet, funny and beautifully illustrated' The Times `Enchanting....Kate Hindley's illustrations are a treat' The Lady

Die koniglichen Kaninchen von London

Die koniglichen Kaninchen von London

Author: Santa Montefiore, Simon Sebag Montefiore Format: eBook Release Date: 04/08/2017

Eigentlich ist Shylo das kleinste und angstlichste Kaninchen weit und breit. Doch dann gerat ausgerechnet er in ein riesengroes Abenteuer! Eine Bande von Ratten will die Konigin von England im Nachthemd fotografieren und sie so vor der ganzen Welt lacherlich machen. Um den gemeinen Plan der Ratten zu verhindern, muss Shylo all seinen Mut zusammennehmen. Und er braucht die Hilfe der koniglichen Kaninchen von London ...

The Last Secret of the Deverills

The Last Secret of the Deverills

Author: Santa Montefiore Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 13/07/2017

Martha Wallace came to Dublin from America to find her birth mother. But instead she has lost her heart to the charming JP Deverill. Bridie Doyle, now Countess di Marcantonio and mistress of Castle Deverill, is determined to make the castle she used to work in her home. But her flamboyant husband Cesare has other ideas. Kitty Deverill has come to terms with her life with her husband Robert. But then Jack O'Leary, the love of her life, returns...

The Last Secret of the Deverills

The Last Secret of the Deverills

Author: Santa Montefiore Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/07/2017

It is 1939 and peace has flourished since the Great War ended. But much has changed for the Deverill family and now a new generation is waiting in the wings. Martha Wallace came to Dublin from her home in America to find her birth mother. But instead she has lost her heart to the impossibly charming JP Deverill. Then she discovers that her mother comes from the same place as JP, and her fate seems sealed. Bridie Doyle, now Countess di Marcantonio and mistress of Castle Deverill, is determined to make the castle she used to work in her home. But her flamboyant husband Cesare has other ideas. And as his eye strays away from his wife, those close to them start to wonder if he really is who he says he is. Kitty Deverill has come to terms with her life with her husband Robert, and their two children. But then Jack O'Leary, the love of her life, returns to Ballinakelly. And this time his heart belongs elsewhere... This summer discover the dramatic conclusion to the bestselling Deverill Chronicles.

Last Secret of the Deverills

Last Secret of the Deverills

Author: Santa Montefiore Format: eBook Release Date: 13/07/2017

It is 1939 and peace has flourished since the Great War ended. But much has changed for the Deverill family and now a new generation is waiting in the wings. Martha Wallace came to Dublin from her home in America to find her birth mother. But instead she has lost her heart to the impossibly charming JP Deverill. Then she discovers that her mother comes from the same place as JP, and her fate seems sealed. Bridie Doyle, now Countess di Marcantonio and mistress of Castle Deverill, is determined to make the castle she used to work in her home. But her flamboyant husband Cesare has other ideas. And as his eye strays away from his wife, those close to them start to wonder if he really is who he says he is. Kitty Deverill has come to terms with her life with her husband Robert, and their two children. But then Jack O'Leary, the love of her life, returns to Ballinakelly. And this time his heart belongs elsewhere This summer discover the dramatic conclusion to the bestselling Deverill Chronicles.

The Last Secret of the Deverills

The Last Secret of the Deverills

Author: Santa Montefiore Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/07/2017

Be swept away with beloved bestselling author Santa Montefiore and the Deverill Chronicles. Martha Wallace came to Dublin from her home in America to find her birth mother. But instead she has lost her heart to the impossibly charming JP Deverill. Then she discovers that her mother comes from the same place as JP, and her fate seems sealed. Bridie Doyle, now Countess di Marcantonio and mistress of Castle Deverill, is determined to make the castle she used to work in her home. But her flamboyant husband Cesare has other ideas. And as his eye strays away from his wife, those close to the couple start to wonder if he really is who he says he is. Kitty Deverill has come to terms with her life with her husband Robert, and their two children. But then Jack O'Leary, the love of her life, returns to Ballinakelly. And this time his heart belongs elsewhere...

Daughters of Castle Deverill

Daughters of Castle Deverill

Author: Santa Montefiore Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/04/2017

The sweeping new novel from number one bestselling author Santa Montefiore. It is 1925 and the war is long over. But much has been lost and life will never truly be the same again. Castle Deverill, cherished home to the Deverill family in the west of Ireland for hundreds of years, has burned to the ground. But young and flighty Celia Deverill is determined to restore the sad ruin to its former glory. Celia married well and has the wealth, after all, to keep it in the family and she cannot bear to see it stand neglected. But dark shadows are gathering once more, as the financial markets start to shake. And everything that felt so certain is thrown once again into doubt. A compelling story of family and history, from the author of the top ten bestseller Songs of Love and War.

The Royal Rabbits Of London

The Royal Rabbits Of London

Author: Santa Montefiore, Simon Sebag Montefiore Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/03/2017

Life is an adventure. Anything in the world is possible - by will and by luck, with a moist carrot, a wet nose and a slice of mad courage! Shylo has always been the runt of the litter, the weakest and queitest of all of his family, his siblings spend their days making fun of him for not being like the rest of them. But when Shylo stumbles across a band of ratzis and overhears their evil plan to take a photo of the Queen in her nightie, it's up to this unlikely hero to travel to London and inform the Royal Rabbits of London about the diabolicial plot! The Royal Rabbits of London have a proud history of protecting the royal family and now the secret society need to leap into action to stop the ratzis... But can a rabbit as feeble and shy as Shylo convince them that Queen is in danger? The Hobbit meets Fantastic Mr Fox meets Watership Down in this charming novel from bestselling authors Santa and Sebag Montefiore, which shows that even the smallest rabbit can be the biggest hero.

The Gypsy Madonna

The Gypsy Madonna

Author: Santa Montefiore Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/10/2016

The Royal Rabbits Of London

The Royal Rabbits Of London

Author: Santa Montefiore, Simon Sebag Montefiore Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/10/2016

Life is an adventure. Anything in the world is possible - by will and by luck, with a moist carrot, a wet nose and a slice of mad courage! Shylo has always been the runt of the litter, the weakest and quietest of all of his family, his siblings spend their days making fun of him for not being like the rest of them. But when Shylo stumbles across a band of ratzis and overhears their evil plan to take a photo of the Queen in her nightie, it's up to this unlikely hero to travel to London and inform the Royal Rabbits of London about the diabolical plot! The Royal Rabbits of London have a proud history of protecting the royal family and now the secret society need to leap into action to stop the ratzis... But can a rabbit as feeble and shy as Shylo convince them that Queen is in danger? The Hobbit meets Fantastic Mr Fox meets Watership Down in this charming novel from bestselling authors Santa and Sebag Montefiore, which proves even the smallest rabbit can be the biggest hero.

Daughters of Castle Deverill

Daughters of Castle Deverill

Author: Santa Montefiore Format: eBook Release Date: 01/09/2016

The sweeping new novel from number one bestselling author Santa Montefiore. It is 1925 and the war is long over. But much has been lost and life will never truly be the same again. Castle Deverill, cherished home to the Deverill family in the west of Ireland for hundreds of years, has burned to the ground. But young and flighty Celia Deverill is determined to restore the sad ruin to its former glory. Celia married well and has the wealth, after all, to keep it in the family and she cannot bear to see it stand neglected. But dark shadows are gathering once more, as the financial markets start to shake. And everything that felt so certain is thrown once again into doubt. A compelling story of family and history, from the author of the top ten bestseller Songs of Love and War.

A Mother's Love

A Mother's Love

Author: Santa Montefiore Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 11/08/2016

Celeste is mourning the tragic death of her young son, Jack, who died from leukaemia. So when she learns that her nephew is coming to stay, she doesn't think she can bear to have another child in the house. But when Bruno arrives, she has no choice but to make him feel welcome and loved, even though her heart is breaking. And, when he starts to show some insight into what Jack was like, Celeste dares to dream there might be something more than meets the eye...

Daughters of Castle Deverill

Daughters of Castle Deverill

Author: Santa Montefiore Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 14/07/2016

It is 1925 and the war is long over. But much has been lost and life will never be quite the same. Castle Deverill, cherished ancestral home to the Deverill family in the west of Ireland, has burned to the ground. But young and flighty Celia Deverill is determined to restore the sad ruins to its former glory. But dark shadows are gathering once more as the financial markets start to shake, and everything that felt so certain is thrown once again into doubt...

Daughters of Castle Deverill

Daughters of Castle Deverill

Author: Santa Montefiore Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/07/2016

The sweeping new novel from number one bestselling author Santa Montefiore. It is 1925 and the war is long over. But much has been lost and life will never truly be the same again. Castle Deverill, cherished home to the Deverill family in the west of Ireland for hundreds of years, has burned to the ground. But young and flighty Celia Deverill is determined to restore the sad ruin to its former glory. Celia married well and has the wealth, after all, to keep it in the family and she cannot bear to see it stand neglected. But dark shadows are gathering once more, as the financial markets start to shake. And everything that felt so certain is thrown once again into doubt. A compelling story of family and history, from the author of the top ten bestseller Songs of Love and War.

Daughters of Castle Deverill

Daughters of Castle Deverill

Author: Santa Montefiore Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/07/2016

The sweeping new novel from number one bestselling author Santa Montefiore. It is 1925 and the war is long over. But much has been lost and life will never truly be the same again. Castle Deverill, cherished home to the Deverill family in the west of Ireland for hundreds of years, has burned to the ground. But young and flighty Celia Deverill is determined to restore the sad ruin to its former glory. Celia married well and has the wealth, after all, to keep it in the family and she cannot bear to see it stand neglected. But dark shadows are gathering once more, as the financial markets start to shake. And everything that felt so certain is thrown once again into doubt. A compelling story of family and history, from the author of the top ten bestseller Songs of Love and War.

Songs of Love and War

Songs of Love and War

Author: Santa Montefiore Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/05/2016

Their lives were mapped out ahead of them. But love and war will change everything...Castle Deverill, nestled in the rolling Irish hills, is home to three very different women: flame-haired Kitty Deverill, her best friend and daughter of the castle's cook, Bridie Doyle, and her flamboyant English cousin, Celia Deverill. When war breaks out, the lives of all three are changed forever. Wrenched apart by betrayal, their world turned to ash, the girls' friendship seems all but lost as they are swept to different parts of the globe. Yet, they have one thing in common: a fierce and unwavering longing for Castle Deverill and all the memories contained within it.

A Mother's Love

A Mother's Love

Author: Santa Montefiore Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/02/2016

A magical story of motherly love and the bonds of love between us from the number one bestselling author of Songs of Love and War. Celeste is mourning the tragic death of her young son, Jack, from leukaemia. So when she learns that her nephew is coming to stay, she doesn't think she can bear to have another child in the house. But when Bruno arrives, she makes him feel welcome and loved, even though her heart is breaking. She finds sanctuary in the little summerhouse at the end of her garden, where the quilt she was making her son lies unfinished, her love and grief stitched into the material. Having another child in the house brings back all her memories, but stirs up the love that has lain dormant in her. Can she open her heart again? Can love triumph over loss, and hope flourish once more? A magical and beautiful novella, for mothers everywhere.

The Italian Matchmaker

The Italian Matchmaker

Author: Santa Montefiore Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/10/2015

Lose yourself in the sun-drenched hills of the Amalfi coast with bestselling author of Songs of Love and War, Santa Montefiore... Gianluca has to admit his life is empty so, in search of serenity and a deeper purpose to his existence, he flees to Italy, to the magical Palazzo Montelimone, lovingly restored by his parents, to assess his future. But life on the sun-drenched Amalfi coast is not as peaceful as Luca anticipates. The palazzo is filled with his mother's eccentric friends and haunted by the ghosts of its murderous past. He meets a woman whose dark eyes are heavy with sorrow and a solemn little boy with an incredible secret. As he begins to unravel a mystery that has its roots in a long-ago act of violence, Luca is forced to face his greatest fear in exchange for the greatest truth. Santa's new bestseller, Songs of Love and War, is out in paperback and ebook now.

Songs of Love and War

Songs of Love and War

Author: Santa Montefiore Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/08/2015

Their lives were mapped out ahead of them. But love and war will change everything... West Cork, Ireland, 1900. The year marks the start of a new century, and the birth of three very different women: Kitty Deverill, the flame-haired Anglo-Irish daughter of the castle, Bridie Doyle, the daughter of the Irish cook and Celia Deverill, Kitty's flamboyant English cousin. Together they grow up in the dreamy grounds of the family's grand estate, Castle Deverill. Yet their peaceful way of life is threatened when Ireland's struggle for independence reaches their isolated part of the country. A bastion of British supremacy, the castle itself is in danger of destruction as the war closes in around it, and Kitty, in love with the rebel Jack O'Leary and enflamed by her own sense of patriotism, is torn between loyalty to her Anglo-Irish family and her deep love of Ireland and Jack. Wrenched apart by betrayal, their world turned to ash, the girls' friendship seems all but lost as they are swept to different parts of the globe. Yet, they have one thing in common: a fierce and unwavering longing for Castle Deverill and all the memories contained within it.

Songs of Love and War

Songs of Love and War

Author: Santa Montefiore Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/08/2015

Their lives were mapped out ahead of them. But love and war will change everything... West Cork, Ireland, 1900. The year marks the start of a new century, and the birth of three very different women: Kitty Deverill, the flame-haired Anglo-Irish daughter of the castle, Bridie Doyle, the daughter of the Irish cook and Celia Deverill, Kitty's flamboyant English cousin. Together they grow up in the dreamy grounds of the family's grand estate, Castle Deverill. Yet their peaceful way of life is threatened when Ireland's struggle for independence reaches their isolated part of the country. A bastion of British supremacy, the castle itself is in danger of destruction as the war closes in around it, and Kitty, in love with the rebel Jack O'Leary and enflamed by her own sense of patriotism, is torn between loyalty to her Anglo-Irish family and her deep love of Ireland and Jack. Wrenched apart by betrayal, their world turned to ash, the girls' friendship seems all but lost as they are swept to different parts of the globe. Yet, they have one thing in common: a fierce and unwavering longing for Castle Deverill and all the memories contained within it.

The Beekeeper's Daughter

The Beekeeper's Daughter

Author: Santa Montefiore Format: Paperback Release Date: 09/04/2015

A family rocked by tragedy, a love that lives through time, a story that will stay in your heart...Dorset, 1932: Grace Hamblin is growing up on a beautiful rural estate. The only child of the beekeeper, she knows her place and her future - until her father dies unexpectedly and leaves her bereft and alone. Alone, that is, except for the man she loves, whom she knows she can never have. Massachusetts, 1973: Grace's beautiful, impetuous daughter Trixie Valentine is in love. Jasper is wild and romantic, a singer in a band on the brink of stardom. Then tragedy strikes and he must return to his home in England, promising to come back to Trixie one day, if only she will wait for him...Weighed down by memories, unaware of the secrets that bind them, both mother and daughter are searching for lost love. To find what they are longing for they must confront the past, and unravel the lies told long ago...

Affair and Sea of Lost Love Bindup

Affair and Sea of Lost Love Bindup

Author: Santa Montefiore Format: eBook Release Date: 01/12/2014

The Affair:Happily married with two small children and a circle of devoted friends, Angelica knows she should be grateful. But then she meets a charismatic South African who flirts with her and makes her feel beautiful. What starts as a long distance friendship grows into something deeper and soon she longs for his emails. From the glamorous streets of London to the lush vineyards of South Africa, Angelica chases a dream that risks the very things she holds dear. Yet, the dream is flawed and a moment of savage violence flings her and Jack together only to rip them apart. With life refined down to its bare essence, Angelica learns that what Fate takes with one hand, it gives with the other.Sea of Lost Love:An idyllic Cornish holiday in the summer of 1958. A happy aristocratic family blessed with wealth and promise. But unbeknown to all of them, death stalks paradise. When catastrophe strikes in the most unexpected way, the tragedy first breaks Celestria Montague's young heart - then shatters her every illusion. With the backing of her grandfather, a flamboyant American robber baron, Celestria sets out to unravel the deadly yet bizarre riddle. Amongst the orange groves of Italy's ruggedly beautiful southern coast, she finds a grotesque, bewildering mist of masquerades and mirrors. In this labyrinth of deception that threatens to destroy all her faith in family and affection, she meets a man who teaches her that truth is the heart of all love.

Last Voyage of the Valentina

Last Voyage of the Valentina

Author: Santa Montefiore Format: Paperback Release Date: 23/10/2014

An eccentric aristocrat is savagely murdered in his Italian palazzo at the end of WW2. Twenty years later, this unsolved crime touches the life of Alba, a hedonistic girl who lives on a houseboat in Sixties Chelsea. Between these two distinctive times runs a thread of love, decadence and betrayal that takes Alba from the country-houses of the shires to the olive groves of the Amalfi Coast, rich with the scent of figs, the drama of wartime and the lingering decay of tragedy. The past unfolds revealing a secret web of partisans and Nazis, peasants and counts and in the centre of it all, an alluring woman of mystery: her mother. Alba investigates not only a murder but the forbidden truth. What she finds in the past is heartrending, but it's the gateway to her own future.

The Beekeeper's Daughter

The Beekeeper's Daughter

Author: Santa Montefiore Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/08/2014

England, 1933: Grace Hamblin is growing up in a rural idyll. The beekeeper's daughter, she knows her place and her future - that is until her father dies and leaves her alone. Alone, that is, except for one man who she just can't shake from her thoughts... Massachusetts, 1973: Grace's daughter Trixie Valentine is in love with an unsuitable boy. He's wild and romantic, and in a band that might be going somewhere. But when tragedy strikes and he has to go home to England, he promises to come back to Trixie one day, if only she will wait for him. Both mother and daughter are searching for love and happiness, unaware of the secrets that bind them. To find what they are longing for they must confront the secrets of the past, and unravel the lies told long ago...

The Beekeeper's Daughter

The Beekeeper's Daughter

Author: Santa Montefiore Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/07/2014

England, 1933: Grace Hamblin is growing up in a rural idyll. The beekeeper's daughter, she knows her place and her future - that is until her father dies and leaves her alone. Alone, that is, except for one man who she just can't shake from her thoughts... Massachusetts, 1973: Grace's daughter Trixie Valentine is in love with an unsuitable boy. He's wild and romantic, and in a band that might be going somewhere. But when tragedy strikes and he has to go home to England, he promises to come back to Trixie one day, if only she will wait for him. Both mother and daughter are searching for love and happiness, unaware of the secrets that bind them. To find what they are longing for they must confront the secrets of the past, and unravel the lies told long ago...

Sturmkuste

Sturmkuste

Author: Santa Montefiore Format: eBook Release Date: 01/04/2014

Ellen Trawton hat ihr Leben satt: die Hektik Londons, den Smalltalk, ihre Mutter, die Ellens Leben schon bis ins Detail geplant zu haben scheint. Zuflucht findet sie in Irland bei ihrer Tante Peg, zu der die Mutter den Kontakt schon vor langer Zeit abgebrochen hat. Die wilde Schnheit Connemaras, vor allem die Insel mit der Ruine des alten Leuchtturms, zieht Ellen magisch an. Allen Warnungen zum Trotz verliebt sie sich in Conor, der in dem Ruf steht, Caitlin, seine junge schne Frau, in den Tod getrieben zu haben. Und Caitlin hlt Conor fest in ihrem Bann, ihr Einfluss scheint ber den Tod hinaus zu wirken. Um ihre Liebe zu retten, muss Ellen herausfinden, was damals geschah. In der Nacht, als der Leuchtturm abbrannte und Caitlin ums Leben kam. "e;Was sie schreibt, geht zu Herzen."e; (Jojo Moyes)"e;Santa Montefiore ist die neue Rosamunde Pilcher."e; (Daily Mail)"e;Eine phantastische Lektre, die einen davon berzeugt, dass Liebe tatschlich alle Schwierigkeiten berwinden kann."e; (News of the World)"e;Santa Montefiore ist eine unserer Lieblingsautorinnen. Eine, die genau wei wie man Geschichten ber die Liebe schreibt."e; (The Times)

The Affair

The Affair

Author: Santa Montefiore Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/01/2014

A captivating tale of desire and temptation from the number one bestseling author of Songs of Love and War. Angelica has the world at her feet: a gorgeous French husband, two beautiful children and a successful career. One night at a gossipy dinner party, Angelica's husband harmlessly flirts with another woman and Angelica herself encounters Jack, a handsome and charismatic man from South Africa. Angelica and Jack are irrevocably drawn together and cannot ignore the sparks that fly between them. From her glamorous life in London, to the lush vineyards of South Africa, Angelica finds herself on a journey that will risk all she has worked for. She and Jack come together for a moment, only to be torn apart by fate. What will Angelica do when she finally realises just how far she has strayed from home...? `Accomplished and poetic' Daily Mail `Santa Montefiore is a marvel' Sunday Express

Meet Me Under the Ombu Tree

Meet Me Under the Ombu Tree

Author: Santa Montefiore Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/01/2014

An extraordinary tale of love, desire and forgiveness from the number one bestselling author of Songs of love and War. Sofia Solanas grows up on a beautiful ranch in the middle of the Argentine pampa. In a world of old-fashioned values, she carves out a place as a rebellious and passionate young woman. But eventually, her stubborn nature leads her to trouble ... When Sofia's mother Anna discovers that Sofia has embarked on a forbidden love affair, she must act in order to save the family from shame. She sends Sofia to Europe - away from her friends and family and the man Sofia loves. But then, more than twenty years later, a family tragedy calls Sofia home, and she must discover if her passion still lives on ...

Sea of Lost Love

Sea of Lost Love

Author: Santa Montefiore Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/01/2014

A stunning story of loss, love and the summer that changed everything from the number one bestselling author of Songs of Love and War. 1958. Celestria, the charismatic daughter of an aristocratic family, lives in Pendrift Hall, a pale stone mansion with gardens that tumble down to the Cornish sea. It is summer and the weeks ahead hold the promise of self-discovery and the thrilling possibility of elicit love affairs. Yet tragedy erupts in paradise when one of the family vanishes. A mysterious note is left behind with the words: `Forgive Me'. Soon Celestria is pulled along a trail of deception, masquerades and mirrors. It will lead her from her idyllic life on the English coast to the orange groves of Southern Italy. It will also lead her to love...

The Forget-Me-Not Sonata

The Forget-Me-Not Sonata

Author: Santa Montefiore Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/01/2014

THE NUMBER ONE BESTSELLING AUTHOR 'Just promise me one thing . . . Have the courage to follow your heart' Buenos Aires, 1948. Audrey Garnet lives a sheltered life in the exclusive Argentinian community of Hurlingham. That is, until Cecil and Louis Forrester arrive, travelling from England to make their fortunes. Admired by all for her beauty and grace, Audrey quickly catches the eyes of both brothers, but it is talented-but-troubled outsider Louis with his musical flair whom she is drawn to most. Cecil, however, is a better match - a decorated war hero who has charmed the entire community, including Audrey's parents, forcing Audrey to keep her true feelings a secret. But when a family tragedy rocks Audrey's world, she is faced with a terrible dilemma: must she do her duty to her family, or will she finally be able to follow her heart? ***PRAISE FOR SANTA MONTEFIORE*** `Nobody does epic romance like Santa Montefiore' JOJO MOYES `An enchanting read overflowing with deliciously poignant moments' DINAH JEFFERIES on Songs of Love and War `Santa Montefiore hits the spot for my like few other writers' SARRA MANNING `One of our personal favourites' THE TIMES on The Last Secret of the Deverills

The Swallow and the Hummingbird

The Swallow and the Hummingbird

Author: Santa Montefiore Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/01/2014

A sweeping story of love that stretches across the years from the number one bestselling author of Songs of Love and War. The war has ended and Rita Fairweather is waiting for George Bolton, her childhood sweetheart, to return home to Devon. She wants their future to be a continuing reassurance of their past. But George comes back as a man changed by the horrors he has experienced. Unable to settle back into a small-town life, George decides to travel to Argentina. And Rita promises to wait. But George faces irresistible temptation and an agonising choice. As the years pass, Rita keeps her word... but how long should she wait for the love of her life? ***Readers love the romantic worlds of Santa Montefiore*** 'Accomplished and poetic' Daily Mail on The Affair 'A gripping romance... as believable as the writing is beautiful' Daily Telegraph on The Butterfly Box ''Nobody does epic romance like Santa Montefiore. Everything she writes, she writes from the heart' Jojo Moyes

The French Gardener

The French Gardener

Author: Santa Montefiore Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/11/2013

A spellbinding novel about marriage, passion, loss, renewal, and the healing power of love from the number one bestselling author of Songs of Love and War. Married couple, Miranda and David, move out of London into a beautiful country house with an idyllic garden. But reality turns out to be very different from their bucolic dream. Soon the latent unhappiness in the family begins to come to the surface, isolating each family member in a bubble of resentment and loneliness. Then a mysterious Frenchman arrives on their doorstep. With the wisdom of nature, he slowly begins to heal the past and the present. But who is he? When Miranda discovers his secret in the cottage by the garden, the whole family learns that a garden, like love itself, can restore the human spirit, not just season after season, but generation after generation. Wise and winsome, poignant and powerfully moving, The French Gardener combines the savvy of contemporary women's fiction with an old fashioned sensibility steeped in the importance of family and the magical power of love.

Secrets of the Lighthouse

Secrets of the Lighthouse

Author: Santa Montefiore Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/07/2013

Ellen Trawton is running away from it all - quite literally. She is due to get married to a man she doesn't love, her job is dragging her down and her interfering mother is getting on her nerves. So she escapes to the one place she know her mother won't follow her - to her aunt's house in rural Ireland. Once there, she uncovers a dark family secret - and a future she never knew she might have. Meanwhile, Caitlin Macausland is mourning the future she can never have. She died tragically in what the village thinks is suspicious circumstances, and now she is stuck in a limbo, unable to move on. And between the two of them is an old lighthouse - the scene of so much tragedy. Can each woman find the peace she so desperately longs for? And can they find the way to live again?

The Summer House

The Summer House

Author: Santa Montefiore Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/04/2013

Antoinette's world has fallen apart: her husband, the man she has loved for as long as she can remember, has died tragically in an accident. He was her rock, the man she turned to for love and support, the man she knew better than she knew herself. Or at least so she thought...For as she arrives at the familiar old stone church for George's funeral, she sees a woman she has never met before. And in that instant, the day she thought would close a door on the past becomes the day that everything she has ever known is turned upside down. Phaedra loved George too, and she could not bear to stay away from his funeral. She only recently came to know him, but their bond was stronger than any she has ever felt before. As she sits before his wife, she knows that what she is about to reveal will change all their lives forever.

Mother's Love

Mother's Love

Author: Santa Montefiore Format: eBook Release Date: 19/03/2013

An original short story from internationally bestselling author Santa Montefiore, plus an extended excerpt from her most recent novel, The Woman from Paris.Beloved by her many fans, Santa Montefiore has also been praised by her fellow authors as "e;a wonder"e; (Adriana Trigiani) and "e;a superb storyteller"e; (Plum Sykes). Her luminous, engaging novels reaffirm the power of love and compassion to change lives, even as they sweep us away to exotic locales and introduce us to characters who feel like old friends. In "e;A Mother's Love,"e; Celeste is mourning the tragic death of her young son, Jack, from leukemia. So when she learns that her nephew is coming to stay, she doesn't think she can bear to have another child in the house. But when Bruno arrives, she has no choice but to make him feel welcome and loved, even though her heart is breaking. And, when he starts to show some insight into what Jack was like, Celeste dares to dream there might be something more than meets the eye . . . This is a magical and beautiful short story, sure to delight Santa's fans new and old.

The House By the Sea

The House By the Sea

Author: Santa Montefiore Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/04/2012

The irresistible new novel set between 1960s Tuscany and present-day Devon, from number one bestseller Santa Montefiore Ten-year-old Floriana is captivated by the beauty of the magnificent Tuscan villa just outside her small village, and dreams of living there someday. When Dante, the son of the villa's owner, invites her inside, she knows that her destiny is there, with him. But as they grow up they cross an unseen line, jeopardizing the very thing they hold most dear... Decades later and hundreds of miles away, a beautiful old country house hotel on England's Devon coast has fallen on hard times. Its owner, Marina, hires an artist-in-residence to stay the summer and teach the guests how to paint. The man she finds is charismatic and wise and begins to pacify the discord in her family and transform the fortunes of the hotel. However, it soon becomes clear that he is not who he seems... From the Italian countryside to the English coast, The House by the Sea is a moving and mysterious tale of love, forgiveness and the past revealed. This book has been published in the US under the title The Mermaid Garden.

The House by the Sea

The House by the Sea

Author: Santa Montefiore Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 01/12/2011

Spanning four decades and sweeping from the Italian countryside to the English coast, this new novel is a moving and mysterious tale of love, forgiveness and the past revealed. Ten-year-old Floriana is captivated by the magnificent Tuscan villa near her village. When the owner's son invites her inside, Floriana knows that her destiny is there, with him. But as they grow up, things begin to change. Miles away on the Devon coastline, Marina's hotel has fallen on hard times. The arrival of Rafael Santoro, artist-in-residence, seems to bring peace in Marina's family. But Rafa is not who he seems - This recording is unabridged. Typically abridged audiobooks are not more than 60% of the author's work and as low as 30% with characters and plotlines removed.

The Affair

The Affair

Author: Santa Montefiore Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 01/03/2010

Would you risk everything for love? Bestselling children's book writer Angelica is amused and flattered at the attention of Jack, the owner of a vineyard in South Africa, whom she meets at a dinner party. With his easy charm and reputation as a ladies' man, Jack makes her feel good about herself - surely it can't do any harm to indulge in a mild email flirtation? This recording is unabridged. Typically abridged audiobooks are not more than 60 per cent of the author's work and as low as 30 per cent with characters and plotlines removed.

The Gypsy Madonna

The Gypsy Madonna

Author: Santa Montefiore Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/06/2006

Mischa knows what it is to be abandoned. His German father disappeared at the end of the war, leaving him and his mother to endure the hatred and contempt of all the French villagers, the two of them against the world. And his surrogate father vanishes too, with no word of explanation. Mischa bears these scars into manhood. Only when his mother dies, revealing the existence of a priceless masterpiece, does he go on the trail of his own history. He makes a pilgrimage into the past, to that French village of his childhood, and there he uncovers the secret of the Gypsy Madonna.