The House at Harcourt

The House at Harcourt

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It is 1859. Eliza Forester is left motherless at the tender age of three when her father orders his wife from the house, accusing her of infidelity. He keeps the child, not out of love since he is certain she is not his, but to spite his wife. Her name is never mentioned at Harcourt Barton, the beautiful Jacobean house and estate near Exeter owned by Eliza's father. Eliza grows up believing her mother is dead. Her happiest times are spent with Ruby and Jerome, the children of tenant farmers on her father's estate. When, at sixteen, Eliza's innocent friendship with Jerome turns to love, Eliza - like her mother - is banished to London to live with her aunt. Her father, determined she will make a 'good' match, lies to her that Jerome has married, and forces her to wed aristocratic, dissolute Hedworth Lambton. It is the greatest mistake of her life ...show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 512 pages
  • 110 x 172 x 40mm | 281.23g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Orion mass market paperback
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 075284945X
  • 9780752849454
  • 1,721,157

Review quote

1859 and 3-year-old Eliza is left motherless when her father orders her mother out of the house after accusing her infidelity and she grows up thinking her mother is dead. At 16 Eliza, like her mother, is banished to live with her aunt in London and then is forced to marry the dissolute Hedworth..show more

About Anita Burgh

Anita Burgh is the author of several bestselling novels, including 'Distinctions of Class', 'Breeders', 'Clare's War', 'The House at Harcourt' and 'The Visitor'. She has also written a stunning trilogy which includes 'The Broken Gate', 'The Heart's Citadel', and soon - 'The Breached Wall'. She lives in Gloucestershire.show more

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66 ratings
3.89 out of 5 stars
5 27% (18)
4 44% (29)
3 20% (13)
2 9% (6)
1 0% (0)
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