"It began in a women's club in London on a February afternoon - an uncomfortable club, and a miserable afternoon - when Mrs. Wilkins, who had come down from Hampstead to shop and had lunched at her club, took up The Times from the table in the smoking-room, and running her listless eyes down the Agony Column saw this:
To Those Who Appreciate Wistaria and Sunshine.
Small mediaeval Italian Castle on the shores of the
Mediterranean to be Let Furnished for the month of
April. Necessary servants remain. Z, Box 1000, The Times."
I don't know about you, but that ad would certainly catch my attention... especially during these cold, bleak winter days. The beautiful images evoked open a door to endless possibilities.
The Enchanted April by Elizabeth von Arnim is a wonderful book. Why not escape to Italy today? My complete review is here.