The House at Harcourt by Anita Burgh

The House at Harcourt by Anita Burgh

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A sweeping historical saga set in 19th century Devon. It is 1859. Eliza Forester is left motherless at the tender age of three when her father orders his wife from the house, accusing her of infidelity. He keeps the child, not out of love since he is certain she is not his, but to spite his wife.

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It is 1859. Eliza Forester is left motherless at the tender age of three when her father orders his wife from the house, accusing her of infidelity. He keeps the child, not out of love since he is certain she is not his, but to spite his wife. Her name is never mentioned at Harcourt Barton, the beautiful Jacobean house and estate near Exeter owned by Eliza's father. Eliza grows up believing her mother is dead. Her happiest times are spent with Ruby and Jerome, the children of tenant farmers on her father's estate. When, at sixteen, Eliza's innocent friendship with Jerome turns to love, Eliza - like her mother - is banished to London to live with her aunt. Her father, determined she will make a 'good' match, lies to her that Jerome has married, and forces her to wed aristocratic, dissolute Hedworth Lambton. It is the greatest mistake of her life - though one good thing comes of it, a son, William. This is the story of a woman who loses everything - the man she loves, her inheritance, her child, and very nearly her sanity - due to the envy and greed of those who should love, not hate her. But Eliza Forester loses neither her backbone nor her soul, and in the end love triumphs.

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SKU GOR007012264
Title The House at Harcourt
Author By (author) Anita Burgh
Condition WELLREAD
Binding Type Hardback
Publisher Orion Publishing Co
Year Published 2002
Number of Pages 384
ISBN 10 0752847236
ISBN 13 9780752847238
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book. We do our best to provide good quality books for you to read, but there is no escaping the fact that it has been owned and read by someone else previously. Therefore it will show signs of wear and may be an ex library book.
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It is 1859. Eliza Forester is left motherless at the tender age of three when her father orders his wife from the house, accusing her of infidelity. He keeps the child, not out of love since he is certain she is not his, but to spite his wife. Her name is never mentioned at Harcourt Barton, the beautiful Jacobean house and estate near Exeter owned by Eliza's father. Eliza grows up believing her mother is dead. Her happiest times are spent with Ruby and Jerome, the children of tenant farmers on her father's estate. When, at sixteen, Eliza's innocent friendship with Jerome turns to love, Eliza - like her mother - is banished to London to live with her aunt. Her father, determined she will make a 'good' match, lies to her that Jerome has married, and forces her to wed aristocratic, dissolute Hedworth Lambton. It is the greatest mistake of her life - though one good thing comes of it, a son, William. This is the story of a woman who loses everything - the man she loves, her inheritance, her child, and very nearly her sanity - due to the envy and greed of those who should love, not hate her. But Eliza Forester loses neither her backbone nor her soul, and in the end love triumphs.
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU GOR007012264
Title The House at Harcourt
Author By (author) Anita Burgh
Condition WELLREAD
Binding Type Hardback
Publisher Orion Publishing Co
Year Published 2002
Number of Pages 384
ISBN 10 0752847236
ISBN 13 9780752847238
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book. We do our best to provide good quality books for you to read, but there is no escaping the fact that it has been owned and read by someone else previously. Therefore it will show signs of wear and may be an ex library book.
Ex Library No