Underneath the lemon tree a single leaf lies bleached in the sun, curling slightly
at the edges. I pick it up, examine it with a deep curiosity I have not felt for a while.
All the other leaves remain in their place, waxy green in the morning daylight.
Author: Mark Rice-Oxley
Publisher: Hachette UK
On paper, things looked good for Mark Rice-Oxley: wife, children, fulfilling job. But then, at his 40th birthday party, his whole world crumbled as he succumbed to depression... How many men do you know who have been through periods when their lives haven't seemed right? How badly askew were things for them? Many men suffer from depression yet it is still a subject that is taboo. Men often don't visit the doctor, or they don't want to face up to feelings of weakness and vulnerability. By telling his story, Mark Rice-Oxley hopes it will enable others to tell theirs. In this intensely moving memoir he retraces the months of his utmost despair, revisiting a landscape from which at times he felt he would never escape. Written with lyricism and poignancy, Mark captures the visceral nature of this most debilitating of illnesses with a frightening clarity, while at the same time offering a sympathetic and dispassionate view of what is happening, and perhaps why. This is not a self-help book but a memoir that is brimful of experience, understanding and hope for all those who read it. It is above all honest, touching and surprisingly optimistic.
Underneath the Lemon Tree - an interview with Mark Rice-Oxley Mark Rice-
Oxley is an assistant news editor on the foreign desk of The Guardian newspaper
. Seeming to 'have it all' - great job, marriage, children- he was as surprised as ...
Author: Suzie Grogan
Mental illness can affect anyone. No walk of life, career or privilege offers immunity and one in four will experience mental ill health at some point in their lives. Yet the stigma remains and discrimination is still common. This book is an attempt to challenge that stigma and inspire others. The pieces vary widely - from a straightforward account of depression to the heartbreak of a parent at the loss of a child. Poetry and prose combine to offer stories of suffering and pain, but also hope, laughter and life. The authors are mothers, fathers, sons, daughters and friends. They are everyone; all of us. This book could save your life.
... stops me mid-stride. A woman wearing a long, old-fashioned dress and a big,
feathered hat stands underneath ... No one seems the least bit bothered by the
woman who stood beneath the lemon tree one second and disappeared the next.
Author: Chelsea Bobulski
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
In Chelsea Bobulski's Remember Me, an eerie and suspenseful YA novel, a teen girl discovers what connects her to the hotel she calls home as horrifying visions lead her to the truth. Nell Martin is moving again, this time to the Winslow Grand Hotel, built in 1878. As Nell is settling in, strange things begin to happen. Doors lock of their own accord, writing appears on bathroom walls—and most horrifying of all—visions of a dead boy permeate her waking life. Thinking it was her mind playing tricks on her, she soon finds the past and the present colliding as she learns horrific details of a murder that happened at the hotel in 1907 involving a girl named Lea. Nell and a mysterious bellboy must relive that day in hopes of finally breaking a curse that imprisons them both. And Nell discovers what truly links her to the history of the Winslow Grand Hotel.
length and pressed against the trunk of the lemon tree , and her mouth was
buried beneath his . God help him , she was returning his every touch . The
surprise of it astonished him completely , weakening him ; he had not anticipated
the warm ...
Author: Jenna Jones
Publisher: Zebra Books
Four romantic tales of matchmaking, mayhem, and matrimony include Carola Dunn's "The Aunt and the Ancient Mariner," "Chances of Love" by Cathleen Clare, "Arabella to the Rescue" by Mona Gedney, and Jenna Jones's "Underneath the Lemon Tree." Original.
Why, down on the smallholding where they grew the vines and made the wine
we were drinking, they had lunches for 50 or more, underneath the white
mulberry tree – children, grandchildren, nephews, nieces, friends. Would I like to
go and ...
Author: Matthew Fort
Replete with authentic Siclian recipes culled directly from the out of the way island stoves and cafe kitchens that cook them, Sweet Honey, Bitter Lemons presents a travelogue for seasoned travelers, and lovers of all things Italian. At the age of twenty-six Matthew Fort first visited the island of Sicily. He and his brother arrived in 1973 expecting sun, sea and good food, but they were totally unprepared for the lifelong effect of this most extraordinary place. Thirty years later and a bit wiser—but no less hungry—Matthew finally returns. Travelling around the island on his scooter, Monica, he samples exquisite antipasti in rundown villages and delicate pastries in towns tumbling down vertical hillsides, and goes fishing for anchovies underneath a sky scattered with stars. Once again this enigmatic island casts its spell as Matthew rediscovers its beauty, the intensity of its flavors, and finds himself digging into the darkness of Sicily's past as well as some mysteries of his own.