I found this book ages ago, when I was 20, in a box in the attick. Noone knew where it came from. It was in english and very difficult english at that..Show More ». I started reading it (I'm danish) and when I got to the end I started again. Over more than three decades I read this book about once a year, I got caught in it every time. Eventually I bought the two following books on a trip to London. Loved them too, but Martin Reed's tale is the most exciting. I love Martin, the founder of Old Vine. He went through asome very rough years and events before he built the house. There is so much history in these books and so many different caracters. The Town House is the one book I would bring to a dessert island. If I could bring more than one, I would also bring The House at Old Vine, The House at Sunset - and the Harry Potter books.