Emma funnell is the matriarch of Bramble House, built for her as a wedding gift. Now, in 1968, she is in her seventies, with the avowed intent of living to be a hundred. And, as she has always done, she continues to rule the roost, for apart from herself three generations of the Funnell family live in the house--all of them women. There is ...
Emma funnell is the matriarch of Bramble House, built for her as a wedding gift. Now, in 1968, she is in her seventies, with the avowed intent of living to be a hundred. And, as she has always done, she continues to rule the roost, for apart from herself three generations of the Funnell family live in the house--all of them women. There is widowed daughter Victoria, increasingly a hypochondriac; granddaughter Lizzie, who bears the brunt of running the house, as well as enduring a loveless marriage to Len Hammond; and Peggy, her sixteen-year-old daughter, now trying to find the courage to drop the bombshell of her pregnancy into their midst. This explosive situation provides the springboard for a powerful and absorbing novel that explores, over a period of fifteen years, all that fate holds in store for the dwellers in THE HOUSE OF WOMEN. The story Reaches its climax with a frank confrontation of a major social issue of today. "From the Paperback edition."
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Publishers Weekly, 2002-05-27 A dark family drama that begins in 1968 and spans 15 years, The House of Women is the most recent British import from the late Catherine Cookson (The Bondage of Love; A Ruthless Need; etc.). Emma is the stern, feisty 74-year-old matriarch of Bramble House; also living there are her hypochondriac daughter, Victoria; her granddaughter, Lizzie, Lizzie's monstrous husband, Len, and their teenaged daughter, Peggy, who is impregnated by Andrew, a local boy, whom she marries. As the years pass, allegiances shift, illicit romances flare up and characters are moved to acts of violence and worse. It's an absorbing spectacle for those who don't mind a bit of melodrama. (June) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
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