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Mrs England: The captivating new Sunday Times bestseller from the author of The Familiars and The Foundling (English Edition) Format Kindle
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Description du produit
Quatrième de couverture
I was aware of Mr Booth's eyes on me, and he seemed to hold his breath. 'What do you mean?'
'In the house. With the family.'
West Yorkshire, 1904. When newly graduated nurse Ruby May takes a position looking after the children of Charles and Lilian England, a wealthy couple from a powerful dynasty of mill owners, she hopes it will be the fresh start she needs. But as she adapts to life at the isolated Hardcastle House, it becomes clear there's something not quite right about the beautiful, mysterious Mrs England.
Distant and withdrawn, Lilian shows little interest in her children or charming husband, and is far from the 'angel of the house' Ruby was expecting. As the warm, vivacious Charles welcomes Ruby into the family, a series of strange events forces her to question everything she thought she knew. Ostracised by the servants and feeling increasingly uneasy, Ruby must face her demons in order to prevent history from repeating itself. After all, there's no such thing as the perfect family - and she should know.
Simmering with slow-burning menace, Mrs England is a portrait of an Edwardian marriage, weaving an enthralling story of men and women, power and control, courage, truth and the very darkest deception. Set against the atmospheric West Yorkshire landscape, Stacey Halls' third novel proves her one of the most exciting and compelling new storytellers of our times.
'Mesmerising, entrancing, a spellbinding novel of emotion and mystery, a heroine caught in an impossible world of twists, turns and lies. Gripping to the very last page' Kate Williams
'Full of gothic menace, this Edwardian mystery is convincing and absolutely enthralling' Louise Hare, author of This Lovely City
--Ce texte fait référence à l'édition paperback.
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Détails sur le produit
- ASIN : B08F7YXJVK
- Éditeur : Manilla Press (7 juin 2021)
- Langue : Anglais
- Taille du fichier : 3983 KB
- Synthèse vocale : Activée
- Lecteur d’écran : Pris en charge
- Confort de lecture : Activé
- X-Ray : Activé
- Word Wise : Activé
- Nombre de pages de l'édition imprimée : 338 pages
- Classement des meilleures ventes d'Amazon : 39,732 en Boutique Kindle (Voir les 100 premiers en Boutique Kindle)
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The characters just leap out at you.
You can smell the dust of London and almost grasp the freshness of the North.
This is a no put down read.
YOU will enjoy
Thank you for the enjoyment
The story itself, which takes us to a home where there are certainly troubles beneath the surface lacks the atmosphere that you would naturally get, one that you could cut a knife with, which is a disappointment in and of itself. In a number of ways, I did think of the great 19th Century invention of sensation novels, but in this case inverted somewhat, and those familiar with the genre will instantly know what I mean. We can clearly see that Miss May, the nurse and main character has had problems in her own life, and these are revealed in flashbacks as we progress through the tale. As we follow the story we do come in for a few surprises as we try to work out what is the problem between Mr and Mrs England, because we can see certain elements of the problem, but not the full and exact reasons until near the end, which is good enough and does keep you reading.
From the book blurb I was to be honest expecting something a bit more gothic, and also brooding, but we end up with perhaps something more like a poor attempt at a Brontë novel, and it does have to be admitted that this clearly shows and thus takes away some of the elements and enjoyment of the tale as we have read similar before, causing this to have a feeling of staleness throughout. I know that a lot of people really enjoyed this, but to my mind this is not something that new and original, and although well enough written cannot compare with some other stories, plus this does not have the power like for instance the first novel I read by this author. At the end of the day this just lacks the drive and power that it could have been given, and thus becomes somewhat mediocre.