The Land Of Green Ginger A Virago Modern Classic
Born in South Africa but sent by her father to be raised in Yorkshire, Joanna longs for adventure in far-off lands and marries a young man who promises her the world - when he returns from the trenches of the Western Front.
Joanna Burton was born in South Africa but sent by her missionary father to be raised in Yorkshire. There she dreams of the far-off lands she will visit and adventures to come. At eighteen, tall and flaxen-haired, she meets Teddy Leigh, a young man on his way to the trenches of the First World War. Joanna has been in love before - with Sir Walter Raleigh, with the Scarlet Pimpernel, with Coriolanus - but this is different.