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Nick and her cousin, Helena, have grown up sharing sultry summer heat, sunbleached boat docks, and midnight gin parties on Martha's Vineyard in a glorious old family estate known as Tiger House. In the days following the end of the Second World War, the world seems to offer itself up, and the two women are on the cusp of their 'real lives': Helena is off to Hollywood and a new marriage, while Nick is heading for a reunion with her own young husband, Hughes, about to return from the war. Soon the
Stone soup: Heat some water in a pot. Add some stones you've scrubbed a lot. Sprinkle pepper, salt and herbs. Let it boil undisturbed. Drop in carrots, onions, too. Let the soup heat through and through. Stir in milk to make it sweet. Add potatoes for a treat. Toss in meat cubes. Let it stew. Let it bubble, let it brew. Taste the soup and when it's done, Share Stone Soup with EVERYONE!