The Summer House

A Trilogy

by Alice Thomas Ellis

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A Trilogy
Alice Thomas Ellis

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In The Summer House trilogy, three very different women, with three very distinct perspectives, narrate three novels concerning one disastrous wedding in the offing.

The Clothes in the Wardrobe: Nineteen-year-old Margaret feels more trepidation than joy at the prospect of her marriage to 40-year-old Syl.

The Skeleton in the Cupboard: Syl's mother, Mrs. Monro, doesn't know quite what to make of her son's life, but she knows Margaret should not marry him.

The Fly in the Ointment: And then there's Lili, the free spirit who is determined that the wedding shall not happen, no matter the consequences.