Francis Sprigge and Lilian Powys, two strangers escaping their past, move to the Blue Mountains together, following their dreams of creativity and love. But as Francis pursues his gift for designing exquisite wallpaper, Lilian finds that the ordinary life she craves remains frustratingly beyond reach. Despite her adoring husband and spirited young daughter Adelaide, Lilian cannot outrun her demons, and cracks soon appear in the family′s harmonious veneer.
Nearly thirty years later, Addie Sprigge returns to her childhood haunts to lead a small team of conservators in the restoration of a historic mansion. But as they peel back the layers of wallpaper and begin to uncover the secrets of the house, the past resurfaces in unexpected ways. And as Addie finds herself slowly falling in love with fellow conservator Sylvie de Parival, she learns much more about herself, and her parents, than she ever could have anticipated. Meanwhile, another member of the restoration team, Richard, finds himself increasingly haunted by thoughts of his long-lost lover Dominic. Sydney-based author Lyn Hughes' Flock is the captivating story of talented and passionate people and what it takes to restore a house, and a heart. A ravishing and sumptuous exploration of love - lesbian, gay or straight - and wallpaper!
Paperback, 342 Pages, Published 2011