Below is a quote from The Lavender House in Meuse which is so beautifully captured in the back-cover illustration by artist Kathleen Noble:
“Later that day, once I had gathered my senses, I ascended the creaking stairs, dust mites in rays of light leading the way upward. Straight before me at the top of the stairs was a grand window framed in decorative lead with views long-looking to the west over the land – my land. Not for the first time, I was caught amazed that this lovely land was truly mine. Nineteen hectares, Papa had told me. The view was captivating. Today I wanted to move through this window and fly across the blue waves of lavender before me”.