Beatrice Lacey, daughter of Wideacre Hall, will not accept society's rules that women cannot inherit...The internationally bestselling debut from the author of The Other Boleyn Girl and Three Sisters, Three Queens. 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. Built from yellow stone, facing due south and surrounded by the rich woodlands and rolling ...
Beatrice Lacey, daughter of Wideacre Hall, will not accept society's rules that women cannot inherit...The internationally bestselling debut from the author of The Other Boleyn Girl and Three Sisters, Three Queens. 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. Built from yellow stone, facing due south and surrounded by the rich woodlands and rolling downs of Sussex, it has been in her family for generations. But as a woman in England in the 1770s she has no right of inheritance; only a loveless arranged marriage lies ahead. Beautiful, sensual and passionate, Beatrice sets out to pursue her own goal: control over Wideacre - at any cost. Yet even as her scheming succeeds, Beatrice is haunted by the one person alive who fully understands her obsession and knows her capacity to let nothing - and no-one - stand in her way. The 30th anniversary edition, with new foreword by the author.
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There was lust, sex, greed and murder all within the first 50 pages! The characters - some difficult to relate to - were very real. The period was conveyed excellently; I hadn't thought about the plight of women/daughters and inheritance issues before this. This was the first book in a trilogy; can't wait to read what happens next!
Jun 26, 2008
I LOVED this book. Such drama, such excitement! Philippa Gregory has really created an intriguing story here. I couldn't wait to turn the page and find out what that Beatrice was up to next! Along with the historical research done by Ms. Gregory, this book was educational and fun!
Apr 3, 2007
I love to read and will give most works a chance to be of some value, but this novel had no redeeming value whatsoever. The "heroine" of the story was really an antagonist. I continued to read thinking to myself that, surely, the next chapter or incident would bring this woman to want to change her behavior and attitude seeing that her evil ways had not brought her true happiness yet. However, she never got a clue and ended up getting what she justly deserved.
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