Cavendon Hall

Cavendon Hall

Book - 2014
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"Cavendon Hall is home to two families, the aristocratic Inghams and the Swanns who serve them, just as their ancestors did over the centuries. Charles Ingham, the sixth Earl of Mowbray, lives there with his wife Felicity and their six children: Guy, the heir, who is studying at Cambridge; their younger son Miles, attending Eton; and their four daughters Diedre, Daphne, DeLacy and Dulcie, affectionately called the Four Dees by the staff. Walter Swann, the premier male of the Swann family, is valet to the earl. His wife Alice, a clever seamstress, who is in charge of the countess's wardrobe, also makes clothes for the four daughters. For centuries, these two families have lived side-by-side, beneath the backdrop of the imposing Yorkshire manor. But now, with World War I looming, these two families will find themselves tested in ways they never thought possible. Loyalties are tested and betrayals are set into motion. In this time of uncertainty, one thing is sure: these two families will never be the same again. Set over a period of sixteen years (from 1913 to 1929), Cavendon Hall is Barbara Taylor Bradford at her very best. "-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, c2014
Edition: First Edition
ISBN: 9781250032355
Branch Call Number: Fiction Bra
Characteristics: x, 406 pages ; 25 cm


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ArapahoeKati Oct 21, 2016

If you're jonesing for a Downton Abbey book, this will miss the mark. It's got everything you'd expect--wealth, family secrets, a great house--but the writing, plotting, pacing, and character development left much to be desired.

Mar 20, 2015

i don't want large print books

Aggie3 Jul 07, 2014

Great read. The story is captivating and very well written. You feel part of the family, go through their struggles and moments of happiness. It's hard to put down. Loved it!

hgeng63 May 12, 2014

Sedate costume drama where the action is told & not shown. Has a really wonderful romantic confession on page 238.

May 07, 2014

One of the best reads in a long time. Hard to put down. Pity that we have to wait until February 2015 to read the sequel called Cavendon Woman


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