Author(s): Nikki Gemmell
A modern day version of Lady Chatterley’s Lover, set in Notting Hill, involving a banker’s wife and the gardener of a local communal garden. It begins by describing with scorching honesty and delicious cheekiness a couple in the thick of marriage people who still fancy each other rotten, and how they find a way of keeping the sex aflame amid the demands of work/family/life. And yet this wife, safe within her marriage, is bursting with unfulfilled desire. Unfulfilled, that is, until the communal gardener enters, and their affair accelerates to its tense, shuddering conclusion.