Ezra and Sheena Pepin live in Oxford with their three children. Ezra has abandoned his calling as an anthropologist; Sheena has found hers running a travel company. They are like everyone else: overworked, worried about their children, trying to preserve their marriage. But when change comes knocking at the Pepins' door, the family will never be quite the same again. Perceptive and funny, Blenheim Orchard is both human drama at its most powerful and an acute portrait of the times we live in.
ABOUT TIM PEARS
Tim Pears (born November 11, 1956) is an English novelist. His novels explore social issues as they are processed through the dynamics of family relationships.
Although born in Tonbridge Wells in Kent, Tim Pears grew up in mid-Devon. He left school at sixteen and worked in a wide variety of jobs: farm labourer, nurse in a mental hospital, painter and decorator, college night porter and many others. He also made short films, and in 1993 graduated from the Direction course at the National Film and Television School. He wrote the script for a feature film, Loop, released in 1999.
He has had several features published in the Observer Sports Monthly magazine. In a Land of Plenty was made into a ten part drama series for the BBC by Sterling Pictures (with TalkBack Productions), broadcast in 2001.