Acquired via BookCrossing 20 Aug 2011 – BookCrossing meetup

I spotted this Virago at a meetup and snaffled it!  A very amusing and clever novel, it has its imperfections but is a sizzling and vivacious read, moving between Florence and country house England as we follow the fortunes of two sets of siblings and their love lives. Obviously a roman a clef in parts, and the Introduction pulls out of it the threads of Violet's own conflicting feelings about class and fitting in, which is fascinating.

Will pass to Ali next, if she'd like it.