The 1920s book has a name! It is now officially Ashford Park.
Or, as my little sister likes to put it, “Julian Fellowes wants his title back”.
Goodness only knows, I tried to find other things to call the book. I toyed with deep titles, simple titles, clever titles, long titles. No matter what, all roads led back to Ashford.
As my modern (well, modern-ish; it’s 1999 for her) heroine, Clementine Evans, discovers, her grandmother, Addie, came to Ashford Park as a small child in 1906, after her bohemian parents died in an omnibus accident. Clemmie has to trace her grandmother’s path back to Ashford Park– and to an estate in Kenya with the same name– in order to unravel family secrets that have been successfully kept for the past seventy years.
The key to it all lies in Ashford Park….
Ashford Park will come out in early 2013. I don’t have an exact date yet, but as soon as I do, I’ll let you know.
I’ll be posting more about Ashford, including excerpts, very soon!