Domestic Fiction

Tea Is So Intoxicating

Tea Is So Intoxicating

“I shall turn this into a tea-house, with lunches if requested, and shall serve pleasant meals in the orchard,” announced David, “and with my penchant for cooking I ought to make a fortune.” “O dear!” said Germayne. The prospect of a new tea garden opening in the village causes great consternation. With rumour rife that…

The Homemaker

The Homemaker

The Home-Maker (1924) describes Evangeline, an obsessively house-proud mother and home-maker (a word that is in everyday use in America but not in Britain) who without realizing it, is frustrated and bored – yet she thinks she is a good and devoted mother. Lester, her husband, is also unhappy, at home and at work. It…

The Young Clementina

The Young Clementina

Love, Loss, and Love Again… Charlotte Dean enjoys nothing more than the solitude of her London flat and the monotonous days of her work at a travel bookshop. But when her younger sister unceremoniously bursts into her quiet life one afternoon, Charlotte’s world turns topsy-turvy. Beloved author D.E. Stevenson captures the intricacies of post-World War…

Angel

Angel

Perhaps every novelist harbors a monster at heart, an irrepressible and utterly irresponsible fantasist, not to mention a born and ingenious liar, without which all her art would go for naught.  Angel, at any rate, is the story of such a monster. Angelica Deverell lives above her diligent, drab mother’s grocery shop in a dreary…