The classic family saga and international bestsellers, with over a million copies sold worldwide.
Anna is as strong and passionate as she is ambitious, fighting her way up from near-destitution to become one of the Cape’s most prominent and powerful businesswomen. Only love eludes her.
For her husband Simon – a poor farmer when they marry – has too much masculine pride to stand on the sidelines while Anna plunders her way to a success that threatens tragedy and loss.
Can Anna stay locked in such a cold and unforgiving marriage, or could destiny have other plans in mind…?
Set between 1938 and 1968 in a South Africa, where gruelling poverty rubs shoulders with remarkable opulence, and moving from the Cape to London and the West Coast of America, Summer Harvest is a family saga in the finest tradition.
Madge Swindells was born and educated in England. As a teenager, she emigrated with her parents to South Africa where she studied archaeology and anthropology at Cape Town University. Later, in England, she was a Fleet Street journalist and the manager of her own publishing company. Summer Harvest, Song of the Wind, Shadows on the Snow and The Corsican Woman are international bestsellers and have been translated into seven languages. She lives in South Africa.