The Shuttle

The Shuttle

Book rating: 05 Paperback

By (author) Frances Hodgson Burnett, Preface by Anne Sebba


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  • Publisher: Persephone Books Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 504 pages
  • Dimensions: 138mm x 188mm x 42mm | 599g
  • Publication date: 19 April 2007
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1903155614
  • ISBN 13: 9781903155615
  • Sales rank: 205,850

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By Judy Fairservice 23 Sep 2012 5

The title refers to the weaver's shuttle The people in this book, though very different, are woven together as different strands come into their lives. Americans, particularly millionaires, rediscover England in the 19th century. The impoverished British aristocracy go to the USA seeking a rich heiress to marry. The author has created memorable characters both good and bad. There is the the American multimillionaire, his daughters, beautiful Miss Vanderpoel, intelligent and rich. Rosy, her sister sensitive and frail and rich, who marries Sir Nigel Anstruthers, selfish and nasty, who only wants her money. He is in for a surprise. Lord Mount Dunstan, poverty stricken but good, G. Selden, a cheerful american salesman, and the people of a small English village, and others in New York. A compelling read of beauty, money, intrigue, drama and good.You would think they used this as the basis for Downton Abbey.