Nov 24, 2017

Book Beginning: Peculiar Ground by Lucy Hughes-Hallett

Peculiar Ground

Peculiar Ground by Lucy Hughes-Hallett, January 9, 2018, Harper
Genre:  historical fiction

... a great English country house novel, spanning three centuries, that explores surprisingly timely themes of immigration and exclusion.

Book beginning:
It has been a grave disappointment to me to discover that his Lordship has no interest- really none whatever - in dendrology. I arrived here simultaneously with a pair of peafood and a bucket full of goldfish.It is galling that my employer takes more pleasure in the creatures than he does in my designs for his grounds.  (from an uncorrected proof; final copy may differ)

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  1. Interesting beginning. I hope you are enjoying the story. This week I'm spotlighting Lure of Oblivion by Suzanne Wright - an urban fantasy from my review stack. Happy reading!

  2. Now I'm curious. I do love a book set in an English country house. Thanks for sharing, and here's mine: “THE WIFE BETWEEN US”

    1. I love the stories from the point of view of the help!


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