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The House Above the Sea By Elizabeth James

The House Above the Sea
by Elizabeth James

Kate is dumped by her father on the family of his friend. Her stay becomes permanent as she falls in love with her adopted family and their home. Soon she comes to the realization that the creatures she finds so splendid are merely human beings, their glamour hiding dangerous weaknesses.
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The magnetism of a colourful bohemian family bewitches a lonely girl. From the 1950s to the 1980s, Britain's sweeping cultural changes are mirrored in the exploits of the Felixes, their loves and their friendships. Motherless Kate Stephens is temporarily dumped by her father on the easy-going, unconventional family of his old friend, Jerome Felix. Her stay becomes permanent, as she falls in love with her adopted family and their home, Plas Felix, a large and comfortable house on the North Wales coast. Over the years, Kate feels she owes everything to her association with the fascinating Felixes. Her obsession is gradually tempered by the painful realisation that the creatures she finds so splendid are merely human beings, their glamour hiding dangerous weaknesses. This is sharpened by a tragedy which the family must absorb to survive, and Kate discovers the power of her independence brings its own consequences.

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Sku
GOR003107642
Title
The House Above the Sea
Author
Condition
Very Good
Binding type
Hardback
Publisher
HarperCollins Publishers
Year published
Number of pages
464
ISBN 10
0002255588
ISBN 13
9780002255585
Prizes
N/A
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