The Standing PoolBook - 2009
Two Cambridge academics, the historians Nick and Sarah Mallinson, take a sabbatical with their three small and lively girls in a remote Languedoc farmhouse. But the farmhouse contains its own histories, far darker and murkier than the Mallinsons are used to dealing with. As the illusion of Eden retreats, the couple begin to feel the vulnerability of being among strangers.
Publisher: London : Vintage Books, 2009, c2008
Characteristics: 423 p. ; 20 cm