Caroline Sandon: From Burnt Norton to Bollywood
WEEKEND feature – Burnt Norton
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Mail on Sunday Article
Richard Dennen meets the writer – and lady of the manor – Caroline Sandon Behind Burnt Norton, a charming 17th-century manor house set between Chipping Campden and Broadway on the Cotswold escarpment, lies the garden that inspired T S Eliot’s famous poem from his Four Quartets. In September 1934, Eliot, who was visiting a friend in the area, wandered off the road and into the neglected gardens of the then unoccupied house, and the air of decay had a profound effect on him. In Burnt Norton, one of the great poems of the 20th century, he reflects on the passing of time and the loss of innocence. Now the current lady of the ...
Daily Mail Review
This dramatic story of country house seduction, attempted murder, forbidden love, fire and betrayal, set in the 18th century, should be turned into a television series immediately. There is a violent horse-and-carriage accident at the beginning of the narrative - killing some, maiming others - after which Sir William Keyt, master of Norton House, is depressed. Only the local barmaid Molly brings a smile to his face. Ah! He will employ her as his wife’s maid. He seduces the wench, who then falls in love with his son. Terrific! It would be comical if it weren’t true. Debut author Caroline Sandon, who lives at Burnt Norton in Gloucestershire, buried herself in the ...