I once came upon a well-thumbed copy of The Enchanted April by Elizabeth Von Armin in a charity shop. Well-thumbed books are, for me, a sure sign of a good read.
The book is a little gem of a story, written in an engaging & gossipy voice, with a perceptive eye. It was adapted to film, shot in the very same Italian castle that inspired the setting. Von Armin, an australian once married to a german husband, and cousin of writer Katherine Mansfield, wrote another novel Vera, that may have been the inspiration for the better known Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier. She was a socialite with a colourfull life, and the lover of H G Wells. She led a very interesting and eventful life, some of which she incorporated into her novels.
She was contemporary with the Bloomsbury Set and had close contact with some of them.