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    Blog — summer in February

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    I just finished my book....

    I’m very happy that since having a baby I have rediscovered reading. I now always have a book on the go and I’ve just finished one that I got for Christmas, Summer in February by Jonathan Smith. The book tells the tale of the artists at Lamorna in the early 20th century, just prior to the First World War. The plot centres on a young, precocious, Alfred Munnings who throws wild parties every night and holds the entire artist community in awe with his talent, his wit, his ability to drink and recite very long poems by Poe. There’s also Major Gilbert Evans the estate manager at Lamorna, mild mannered, agreeable and beloved by artists and locals alike who Munnings swiftly befriends with the Major becoming Munnings main friend and confidant. Cue the arrival of the beautiful and ever so ‘paintable’ Florence….and a tale of friendship, love, and wotnot (by wotnot I mean heartbreak, sadness, passion, love, death) ensues – gripping! Also gripping is the fact that they’re making a movie of the book right outside our workshop at the moment! We’re expecting Dominic Cooper and Dan Stevens for tea any day now! [caption id="attachment_546" align="aligncenter" width="480" caption="Munnings loved to paint horses (and women)"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_547" align="aligncenter" width="477" caption="But he really loved painting cows"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_548" align="aligncenter" width="535" caption="We did ask if we could be extras..."][/caption]