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The Rising Tide

Paperback / ISBN-13: 9781844083268

Price: £9.99

ON SALE: 1st June 2006

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Classic Fiction (pre C 1945)

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One glorious gothic mansion – Garonlea – and two rather different ladies who would be Queen . . .

Lady Charlotte French-McGrath has successfully ruled over her family with a rod of iron until the arrival of Cynthia: beautiful, young, talented, selfish – and engaged to her son Desmond.

When Cynthia enters the Jazz Age, on the surface her life passes in a whirl of hunting, drinking and romance. But the ghosts of Garonlea are only biding their time: they know the source of their power, a secret handed on from one generation to the next.


Psychologically sharp, socially knowing and closely knit
Molly Keane ... is robust about sinful human nature and the intrigues of the heart...
V.S. Pritchett
She is akin to Jane Austen in her feeling for the minutae of human behaviour
Polly Devlin
The characterisation of women is first class
Sebastian Faulks