'[Gibbons] has not only charm but something far better, perspicacity' - Elizabeth Bowen, Tatler
On the dunes west of Bruges, two-year-old Ydette is found wrapped in a blanket and taken back to live in a small grocer's shop. Opposite the shop live the wealthy van Roeslaere family and their son, Adriaan, a spoilt boy, plagued by ugliness. With overtones of Beauty and the Beast, their romance matures as they grow up together and learn what should truly be valued in life.
“[Gibbons] has not only charm but something far better, perspicacity”
Elizabeth Bowen, Tatler