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'Large, complex, ambitious, humming with energy and ideas- a remarkable achievement' Iris Murdoch

The Virgin in the Garden is the first novel to feature Frederica
Potter, and the beginning of a triumphant quartet of novels. Set in
Yorkshire in 1952 as the inhabitants of the area set about celebrating
the accession of a new Queen, this is the tale of a brilliant and
eccentric family fatefully divided. The Virgin in the Garden is a
wonderfully entertaining novel, in which enlightenment and
sexuality, Elizabethan drama and comedy intersect richly and

Formats & editions

  • Paperback


    March 7, 1995


    576 pages

    RRP $19.99

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