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The extract below is from Gilbert's diaries which inspired the title of the novel"Summer in February".












"Had early lunch with Blote (Florence) in my room then for a walk over the cliffs to Penberth, where we had tea and back by the road in the evening. A summer day to be remembered."

 

Captain Gilbert Evans c.1914.

 

Major Gilbert Evans

2nd April,1883 - 6th January,1966

This website is dedicated by his family to the memory of Charles Gilbert Evans of Lamorna and of Cardiff where he was a hereditary Freeman of the city.

His diary entries were the inspiration for the novel "Summer in February", written by Jonathan Smith (first published 1995) and the subsequent film of the same name released in the UK in June 2013.

"Summer in February" highlights a love triangle involving Gilbert, his great friend, the artist Alfred Munnings and Florence Carter-Wood (whose nickname was Blote), a student at the Stanhope Forbes school of art. In the film, Gilbert is played by Dan Stevens, Munnings by Dominic Cooper and Florence by Emily Browning. Laura and Harold Knight are played by Hattie Morahan and Shaun Dingwall.

We are indebted to David Evans, the younger son of Gilbert, who was instrumental in bringing this story to light and whose meeting with Jonathan Smith led to the novel being written and the film being made - he also provided most of the material for adaptation on this website. David (NADFAS accredited) has lectured across the UK on this subject and the artists of the day.  Jill (nee Pratt), widow of the late John "Tim" Evans (1934-2005), Gilbert's older son, also contributed material.

The Evans family also extends its gratitude to Jonathan Smith for his excellent telling of the story, and to him, Dan Stevens and Jeremy Cowdrey for their dedication and commitment in bringing it all to the big screen with such an excellent cast, a stirring musical score by Benjamin Wallfisch and a  beautifully filmed production.

We hope you enjoy learning about Gilbert's life and times, as well as how the story of Summer in February came about. Please revisit Gilbert's website as further information will be added from time to time. Please also sign the guestbook.

The book, dvd and the score can be bought on Amazon.