Recommended by bookseller Andrew Turton:
'It’s May 1889 and there is a new arrival at the hospital of St-Paul-de-Mausole. The Dutchman, a painter with copper red hair, is turning the villagers' heads. Against her husband’s wishes Jeanne, the wardens wife, is passionately drawn to this intense and damaged man. In this beautifully crafted, moving and extremely tender novel, set against the backdrop of the mistral-blown olive groves, we discover the ever-changing nature of love and desire.'