The Legend has been spun…
Richard Adam was once a famous pianist and composer – and when he died, his last wife, Jacoba, devotes her life to his eternal memorial.
To cement her once husband’s ‘immortality’, she turns Edengarde into both Richard’s final resting place and as a museum dedicated to him.
Jacoba also writes The Biography.
In it, she writes herself to be the only one whom Richard ever truly loved, the muse Richard always sought: the perfect wife and mother to the perfect pianist.
All his former lovers and even former wife, Babette, are reduced to trifling little affairs and common ‘sluts’.
Despite her ruthlessness, Jacoba’s theatrics work and the ‘Legend’ of Richard Adam is revered as sacred fact.
While Jacoba and Richard had children, all of them proved useless to Jacoba – only perhaps useful in creating the Legend.
However, there is her granddaughter, Daniela ‘Dendy’ Champion.
She doesn’t believe that her grandfather would want any of the theatrical idolatry he has since received from the world.
Sent away to an English boarding school – against Jacoba’s wishes – Dendy allows herself to forget Edengarde and embrace her ‘Englishness’.
But as her schooling come to an end, Dendy is confused and torn about her life; torn between her French and English sides.
Torn between loyalty to her grandmother and the Legend, and perhaps the reality Jacoba sought to bury.
When she returns to Edengarde, the annual Richard Adams Festival is being prepared and this year, she must host it in her grandmother’s place.
And there, she meets the up-coming pianist, Guy Renault…
Spider is a gripping tale of deception and the nature of truth, loyalty and even romance.