Bless This House

Bless This House

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  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 120 x 180mm
  • Random House Children's Publishers UK
  • Corgi Childrens
  • London, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0552078247
  • 9780552078245

Review Text

This combines an odd fascination with an odd sense of dissatisfaction, but somehow I think the fascination will win out. Lit. Guild selection will give the book impetus enhanced by a particularly appealing format. Bless This House is a panoramic novel, covering some four hundred years of England's history, and shadows background the successive stories of the people who owned Merravy, an Elizabethan house, whose beginnings were accented by tragedy enhanced by restless ghosts. One family, the Whymarks, were recurrently associated with the house, while the village seems typically English in the repetitive sense of families associated either by marriage or in almost feudal relationship to the lords of the manor. There is romance and tragedy, drama and poetry in the story, as representatives of the resident families tell their segments of the house's saga. The house is the core of their story. Norah Lofts writes with grace and beauty and a dramatist's sense of the pattern of her tale. (Kirkus Reviews)show more