The Spirit of the Place
Nature and Man together made this
What beauty now? What barb’rousness has been?’
1773. Poet and scientist Nicholas Fowler builds a strange underground grotto on his estate, Coswold. He is determined, though his verse and actions, to suggest that one day Man’s achievements will be greater than Nature’s…
1993. Lindsey Lovelock writes a long study of Nicholas Fowler as part of her university degree course. Her boyfriend Rod becomes obsessed by the genetic research unit based in Fowler’s former home. The research might one day perfect the human race by wiping out all defective genes…
Some unearthly power binds the three across the centuries and an amazing secret lies in Fowler’s grotto, waiting to be discovered.