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The Spanish Gardener
This is about a father/son relationship and a third party that impacts on it. Harrington Brande is in the diplomatic service and is posted to Spain, taking his nine-year-old son, Nicholas with him. Brande is bitter about his wife leaving him and his lack of career advancement. He has a controlling personality and oversees his son's upbringing with a strong will, over-protecting him but demonstrating very little affection toward him. At their villa, Br...