Wideacre (Wideacre Trilogy 1)

by Philippa Gregory | Literature & Fiction | This book has not been rated.
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Journal Entry 1 by annadvarna on Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Gregory's full-blown first novel is a marvelously assured period piece, an English gothic with narrative verve. Beatrice Lacey loves nothing more than the family estate, Wideacrenot her bluff, hearty father, her weak brother, Harry, or her mother, who can't quite believe mounting evidence that damns her passionate daughter. Foiled in her hunger to own the estate by the 18th century laws of entail, Beatrice plots her father's death, knowing she can twist Harry in any direction she chooses, for her brother harbors a dark, perverted secret. Their incestuous tangle is not broken even by Harry's marriage. And while a bounteous harvest multiplies, no one gainsays the young squire and his sister, the true master of Wideacre. Beatrice marries also, managing to hide the paternity of two children sired by Harry until her increasing greed squeezes the land and its people dry, and the seeds of destruction she has sown come to their awful fruition. Gregory effortlessly breathes color and life into a tale of obsession built around a ruthless, fascinating woman.

Journal Entry 2 by Chucklesthescot at Paisley, Scotland United Kingdom on Tuesday, September 07, 2010
Thank you very much for this rabck!

Journal Entry 3 by Chucklesthescot at Paisley, Scotland United Kingdom on Monday, December 20, 2010
I really enjoyed this book! You feel sympathy for her in the beginning as her being a woman means she will lose the home that she loves-but you are then shocked by the lengths she will go to in order to get it back from her brother. An excellent evil character!

Journal Entry 4 by Chucklesthescot at Paisley, Scotland United Kingdom on Monday, December 20, 2010

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