Wideacre - The Wideacre Trilogy 1 (Paperback)Philippa Gregory (author)
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Philippa Gregory's first novel and first in the bestselling Wideacre trilogy. A compelling tale of passion and intrigue set in the eighteenth century. From the author of The Other Boleyn Girl and The Virgin's Lover.
`If it was the way of the world that girls left home, then the world would have to change. I would never change.'
Wideacre Hall, set in the heart of the English countryside, is the ancestral home that Beatrice Lacey loves. But as a woman of the eighteenth century she has no right of inheritance. Corrupted by a world that mistreats women, she sets out to corrupt others. Sexual and wilful, she believes that the only way to achieve control over Wideacre is through a series of horrible crimes, and no-one escapes the consequences of her need to possess the land.
Sweeping, passionate, unique: 'Wideacre' is the novel which brought Philippa Gregory to bestselling fame and is the first of the trilogy which continued with 'The Favoured Child' and concluded with `Meridon'.
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Number of pages: 608
Weight: 430 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 39 mm
Praise for Philippa Gregory:
"The eighteenth-century woman is a neglected creature but, in the figure of her heroine, Philippa Gregory has defined a certain kind of wildness...This is a novel written from instinct, not out of calculation, and it shows.' Peter Ackroyd, The Times
`For sheer pace and percussive drama it will take a lot of beating.' Sunday Times
`Gregory's research is impeccable which makes her imaginative fiction all the more convincing.' Daily Mail
`A story of violent love and unsettling passions. It will never let you rest for a page as you wait for the climax that must come for the people and the land.' Maeve Binchy
`Subtle and exciting.' Daily Express
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it was good story and enjoyed resading it.she is a very imaginative author and have read many of her books.
wideacre is an amazing read and i would recomend it to anyone 5 stars!
The first time I read this book I had to genuinely question how I could enjoy a book with so few likeable characters, to call the main protagonist a monster would not be overstating it, and she doesn’t stand alone.... More
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