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Ashenden

Wilhide, Elizabeth (Book - 2013 )
Average Rating: 2.5 stars out of 5.
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An epic saga of the upstairs and downstairs residents of an English country house which spans some 240 years and includes the stories of its original architect, a Victorian family that shared four decades of family history, soldiers billeted in the house during World War I, and a young couple who restores the house in the 1950s.
Authors: Wilhide, Elizabeth
Title: Ashenden
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2013
Edition: 1st Simon & Schuster hardcover ed
Characteristics: 339 p. ;,24 cm
Notes: Originally published: London : Penguin Group, 2012
"A novel"--Jacket
Summary: An epic saga of the upstairs and downstairs residents of an English country house which spans some 240 years and includes the stories of its original architect, a Victorian family that shared four decades of family history, soldiers billeted in the house during World War I, and a young couple who restores the house in the 1950s.
ISBN: 1451684878
9781451684872
1451697899
9781451697896
145168486X
9781451684865
Statement of Responsibility: Elizabeth Wilhide
Subject Headings: Domestic fiction Families Fiction Country homes England Fiction
Genre/Form: Historical fiction
Topical Term: Domestic fiction
Families
Country homes
LCCN: 2012014720
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May 28, 2014
  • KarenW rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

A story of a manor house from the point of view of each of the owners and saviors. As each section moves forward you find out more of how the house has survived and sometimes thrived as well as some of the stories of the owners. People come and go, bu places go on. A lovely sweeping epic. This novel reminds of some of my favorite books by Norah Lofts like A Wayside Tavern and Pargeters.

Aug 19, 2013
  • WormsBookChief rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

I really wanted to like this, but it was so slow I didn't finish it!

Jul 13, 2013
  • mrsgail5756 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

If you are a Downy Abbey fan,you will enjoy this book.

really this sounds just like Downton Abbey, I know i will be disappointed because I'll compare this book to that series. She needs to come up with something more original.

Disappointing, though an okay time-killer. Some of these characters are really annoying. Why should we care for some of these characters? Also, there should have been endpaper drawings of Ashenden.

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