Voices in the Garden Author:Dirk Bogarde Sir Charles Peverell and his wife Cuckoo live in a magnificent villa on Cap Ferrat in France, a place they have owned since the thirties when they were part of the young set which included F.Scott Fitzgerald and his wife Zelda, Cole Porter and all the luminaries of that golden age. Except for their friend Principessa Minerva, they are the sole s... more »urvivors of that era and are feeling like anachronisms in the present day world. Cuckoo has been diagnosed with incurable leukemia and, in a fit of total depression, attempts to drown herself. A gorgeous looking young man,Marcus, rescues her and agrees to back up her story that she simply slipped on the rocks. Cuckoo and Charles persuade Marcus to stay with them for a few days and to ask his girlfirend, Leni, to join them. The young couple soak up the luxurious surroundings very happily and its not until the arrival of a huge yacht bearing an Italian film producer and his entourage, including Principessa Minerva, anchors nearby, that the happy fantasy life begins to sour.
..the distinctions between honesty and deception, fantasy and reality become strangely, magically blurred. But who among them can honestly claim to be what they seem?« less