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The Resource Peculiar ground : a novel/, Lucy Hughes-Hallett

Peculiar ground : a novel/, Lucy Hughes-Hallett

Label
Peculiar ground : a novel/
Title
Peculiar ground
Title remainder
a novel/
Statement of responsibility
Lucy Hughes-Hallett
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
It is the seventeenth century and a wall is being raised around Wychwood, transforming the great house and its park into a private realm of ornamental lakes, grandiose gardens, and majestic avenues designed by Mr. Norris, a visionary landscaper. In this enclosed world everyone has something to hide after decades of civil war. Dissenters shelter in the woods, lovers rendezvous in secret enclaves, and outsiders--migrants fleeing the plague--find no mercy. Three centuries later, far away in Berlin, another wall is raised, while at Wychwood, an erotic entanglement over one sticky, languorous weekend in 1961 is overshadowed by news of historic change. Young Nell, whose father manages the estate, grows up amid dramatic upheavals as the great house is invaded: a pop festival by the lake, a television crew in the dining room, a Great Storm brewing. In 1989, as the Cold War peters out, a threat from a different kind of conflict reaches Wychwood's walls. Lucy Hughes-Hallett conjures an intricately structured, captivating story that explores the lives of game keepers and witches, agitators and aristocrats; the exuberance of young love and the pathos of aging; and the way those who try to wall others out risk finding themselves walled in. With poignancy and grace, she illuminates a place where past and present are inextricably linked by stories, legends, and history--and by one patch of peculiar ground
Cataloging source
YDX
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Hughes-Hallett, Lucy
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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  • Manors
  • Country homes
  • England
Label
Peculiar ground : a novel/, Lucy Hughes-Hallett
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
ocn983456931
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
xi, 446 pages ;
Isbn
9780062684196
Lccn
bl2017047594
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Label
Peculiar ground : a novel/, Lucy Hughes-Hallett
Publication
Control code
ocn983456931
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
xi, 446 pages ;
Isbn
9780062684196
Lccn
bl2017047594
Other physical details
illustrations, maps

Library Locations

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