Following her wonderful nineteenth century saga THE HOUSE AT HARCOURT, Anita Burgh has written another soaring, dramatic tale of passion, money and love. It is 1899. England is fighting the Boers, Queen Victoria's reign will soon be over and change is in the air. A young girl from Devon, Phoebe Drewitt, escapes her brutal father and a hard life on Dartmoor, her head full of dreams. She is rescued by the reclusive, middle-aged Kendall Bartholomew, but are his motives as innocent as they appear? For Arnold Randolph-Smythe, shopkeeper and upstanding citizen of Barlton in Devon, life is more than satisfactory. His shop is successful and his daughter adores him, though his rich wife does not. Yet appearances can be deceptive. Dulcie, his wife, meets Phoebe and invites her to their home. The arguments, hatreds and loves that follow have profound repercussions for all involved.
- Paperback | 4384 pages
- 101.6 x 177.8 x 17.78mm | 22.68g
- 01 Oct 2003
- Orion Publishing Co
- Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
- London, United Kingdom
Annie has been interviewed for 'Time and Place' in the SUNDAY TIMES HOME section which will run shortly and an article by her for 'Confessions of a Tourist' in SUNDAY TIMES TRAVEL will run in the next couple of weeks. An profile interview with Annie will appear in the July issue of WRITING MAGAZINE and shewill be interviewed for 'Authors Secrets' in WOMAN'S WEEKLY FICTION SPECIAL Reviews are due to appear in the August issue of HISTORICAL NOVELS REVIEW, WOMAN'S OWN and LIVING FRANCE Annie will be speaking the signing copies of her books at the Southern Writers Conference near Chichester in June Review in SOU
About Anita Burgh
Anita Burgh is the author of sixteen previous novels. She lives half the year in France and half in England. She has four children and seven grandchildren.