PINEAPPLE, by Jill Marshall
When Poppy Moss is sent by her parents to an unconventional art school over the summer, she knows it is just a means to escape her past. But the past is all around in the exotic gardens of the country estate in which she's meant to just paint, breathe in beneficial fresh air, and share insights
with the other teenagers... ...
... like the mysterious Tariq, who really does seem to be there for the art, although he's spending an awful lot of time trying to uncover
an old family mystery.
And Robbie, the gardener who cherishes his family, his workmates and his beloved pineapple so much that it steals her heart, even though he seems to think they are living a century apart.
Based around the true stories of the Lost Gardeners of Heligan and the Muslim Tommies who fought in the trenches during WW1, best-selling author Jill Marshall tells a bitter-sweet tale of lost love and liberation from the past, as war, comradeship and personal hurts twist into one mystical 21st century summer.
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Three young adults from very different worlds discover that war doesn't stop for love.
But it's still possible to find it and keep it.
Praise for PINEAPPLE
I absolutely loved this book, and I am not a YA. It's a poignant and very funny romantic story that addresses racism, classism and mental health in a time traveling tale inspired by the true story of the lost gardeners of Heligan.
Sarah, New Zealand
A wonderful story, managing to embrace modern-day themes as well as history and time travel. Particularly relevant as we mark the 100 year anniversary of WWI. Teenagers and adults alike will enjoy it. Highly recommended.