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    Description"A novel about people, a country estate, and living history"""The house contains time. Its walls hold stories. Births and deaths, comings and goings, people and events passing through. . . . For now, however, it lies suspended in a kind of emptiness, as if it has fallen asleep or someone has put it under a spell. This silence won't last: can't last. Something will have to be done.""When brother and sister Charlie and Ros discover that they have inherited their aunt's grand English country house, they must decide if they should sell it. As they survey the effects of time on the estate's architectural treasures, a narrative spanning two and a half centuries unfolds. We meet those who built the house, lived in it and loved it, worked in it, and those who would subvert it to their own ends. Each chapter is skillfully woven into the others so that the storylines of the upstairs and downstairs characters and their relatives and descendants intertwine to make a rich tapestry. A beautifully written novel full of humor, heart, and poignancy, "Ashenden "is an evocative portrait of a house that becomes a character as compelling as the people who inhabit it.

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    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Elizabeth Wilhide
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 339
    Width: 163 mm
    Height: 236 mm
    Thickness: 27 mm
    Weight: 508 g
    ISBN 13: 9781451684865
    ISBN 10: 145168486X

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F2.3
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: FV, FA
    B&T General Subject: 360
    B&T Book Type: FI
    DC22: FIC
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET030
    Ingram Theme: CULT/BRITIS
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11110
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC21: 813.6
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Ingram Subject Code: FH
    Libri: I-FH
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 14
    DC22: 813/.6
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 74
    B&T Approval Code: P25208000
    LC subject heading: , ,
    BISAC V2.8: FIC014000, FIC019000
    LC classification: PS3623.I5444 A93 2013
    Edition statement
    Simon & Schuste.
    Imprint name
    Publication date
    08 January 2013
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    Review quote
    ""Ashenden" is an engrossing debut by one of Britain's leading writers on design and interiors. This book is a sparkling jewel: full of fascinating detail, high drama and sly wit."--Amanda Foreman, author of Georgiana: Duchess of Devonshire and A World on Fire