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The Sea House (original 2003; edition 2004)
by Esther Freud
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0141011076, Paperback)The architect Klaus Lehmann loves his wife, Elsa, with a passion that continues throughout their married life, despite long periods of separation. Almost half a century after Lehmann's death in the village of Steerborough, a young woman, Lily, arrives to research his life and work. Poring over Klaus' letters to Elsa, Lily pieces together the story of their lives. And alone in her rented cottage by the sea, she begins to sense an absence in her own life that may not be filled by simply going home.
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Architect Klaus Lehmann loved his wife with a passion. Years later Lily arrives in Steerborough to research his life. She finds letters that he wrote to his wife. Her partner Nick is too busy to contact her and she realises she is becoming enthralled by the sea, the village and its unusual beauty.
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