Lawn House Blues

by Philippa Hawley

Lawn House seems to be the perfect English country mansion, with conscientious custodians, beautiful parkland and magnificent trees; however, running a large estate in the modern world can bring its challenges.

Oliver, the present owner, tries hard to be business-like, but ends up treating the place more like a commune than the grand estate it once was. It doesn’t take much for a manipulative nanny to upset the fragile equilibrium of the household, and Oliver’s close friends … and when things start to go wrong, they go very wrong.

A destructive storm rips the roof off the house, and secrets from the past are revealed, which threaten the future. Can the owners, staff and friends of Lawn House find some acceptance, process these past mistakes, and move forward with their lives?