Two elderly sisters tend a large walled garden, planting and reaping crops according to the plans left to them in an almanac written by their mother.
They are entirely self-sufficient; they believe that the outside world is a wilderness and that they will only survive if they remain in the garden and live as their mother dictated.
They inhabit one part of a large house, the doors to the upper levels sealed off – the secrets of their past locked behind them. And they dare not look beyond the walls of the garden for fear of what lurks outside.
But then the arrival of a young boy unsettles their careful routines and makes them begin to question the existence they have so carefully forged and the truths that have been laid out for them…View book