The House at Riverton

by Kate Morton | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 9780330448444 Global Overview for this book
Registered by house-elfdobby of Derby, Derbyshire United Kingdom on 9/1/2007
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3 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by house-elfdobby from Derby, Derbyshire United Kingdom on Saturday, September 01, 2007
Blurb on the back says:

Summer 1924 - On the eve of a glittering society party, by the lake of a grand English country house, a young poet takes his life. The only witnesses, sisters Hannah and Emmeline Hartford, will never speak to each other again.
Winter 1999 - Grace Bradley, ninety-eight, one-time housemaid at Riverton Manor, is visited by a young director making a film about the poet's suicide. Ghosts awaken and old memories - long consigned to the dark reaches of Grace's mind - begin to sneak back through the cracks. A shocking secret threatens to emerge, something history has forgotten but Grace never would.

Quite enjoyed it in a gentle, undemanding sort of way, nothing earth shattering. Felt like I was in an episode of Upstairs Downstairs much of the time - I don't normally read historical type novels.

Journal Entry 2 by house-elfdobby from Derby, Derbyshire United Kingdom on Sunday, September 16, 2007
Posting tomorrow to Inver, the winner of house-elfdobby's 'Jings I'm fair scunnered' Anniversary RABCK September 2007

Congratulations Inver and I hope you enjoy the book!

Journal Entry 3 by Inver from Aberdeen, Scotland United Kingdom on Tuesday, September 18, 2007
I won!! Was a nice surprise when it arrived this morning, intact with a super bookmark, post card and choccie. Adding it to the ever increasing TBR pile.

Journal Entry 4 by Inver from Aberdeen, Scotland United Kingdom on Thursday, June 26, 2008
Well I trundled my way through this, was nearly losing interest in it as I felt it was a bit too long. As the bookmark says 'scunnered'. Was eagerly awaiting the punchline as it were and then found it a bit predictable. Easily enough read and not overly taxing. I know what you mean about 'Upstairs, Downstairs' Lynne. Thanks for letting me read it though.

Will have to decide what to do with it now.



Journal Entry 5 by Inver from Aberdeen, Scotland United Kingdom on Saturday, August 16, 2008
Offering this book as a bookray

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List for bookray:
(Last person keep or free elsewhere)Sent 25/8/08

pitluv4(Canada)
easterngirl71(USA)<----- (on its way here!)(or it appears that this may be lost in post!)

Second list
Guinneth(USA)
mrsboknows(USA)
easterngirl71
Bug2004(USA)
Rrrcaron(USA)
nanny60read(Canada)

23/4/09 ~ I am in the process of sourcing another copy of this to continue the ray.

Click here for link to second copy of 'The House at Riverton
Second copy posted on 6/5/09

Journal Entry 6 by Inver at Aberdeen, Scotland United Kingdom on Monday, August 25, 2008

Released 10 yrs ago (8/25/2008 UTC) at Aberdeen, Scotland United Kingdom

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Bookray on its way to Canada. Happy travels......

Journal Entry 7 by pitluv4 from Toronto, Ontario Canada on Saturday, November 01, 2008
I love love love this book!!!!

sent to easterngirl71(USA)

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