Patrick Marber has admitted in an interview that moving his family away from London to the Sussex countryside didn't work for him: "I thought I could write anywhere, but it was too peaceful, just too … nice. I was having a coffee in Waitrose in Crowborough, reading the Guardian sports pages, and I suddenly thought, I need to get out." Read more
Russia. A beautiful country estate. The mid-nineteenth century. A handsome new tutor brings reckless, romantic desire to an eccentric household. Over three days one summer the young and the old will learn lessons in love: first love and forbidden love, maternal love and platonic love, ridiculous love and last love. The love left unsaid and the love which must out.