Statues in a Garden is set during the last, sun-drenched months before the outbreak of the First World War. We are introduced to the Westons - a family whose prestige and influence spring from a combination of intelligence, charm, wit and looks. Nothing would seem to ruffle the brilliant surface of their lives: rich, happy, beautiful - and all taken for granted, a God given right. But even before hostilities begin in the August of that fateful year, 1914, the Westons are forever ruined by the actions of two of the family's most intimate members. This magical book seduces the reader into almost accepting a state of affairs that is impermissable to any decent way of thinking. When the private becomes public all comes crashing down. A book whose stern warning is cloaked in a lovely, beguiling story.