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The Summer Country: A Novel

The Summer Country: A Novel (Hardback)

By Willig, Lauren

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The New York Times bestselling historical novelist delivers her biggest, boldest, and most ambitious novel yet-a sweeping, dramatic Victorian epic of lost love, lies, jealousy, and rebellion set in colonial Barbados. 1854. From Bristol to Barbados. . . . Emily Dawson has always b...een the poor cousin in a prosperous merchant clan-merely a vicar's daughter, and a reform-minded vicar's daughter, at that. Everyone knows that the family's lucrative shipping business will go to her cousin, Adam, one day. But when her grandfather dies, Emily receives an unexpected inheiritance: Peverills, a sugar plantation in Barbados-a plantation her grandfather never told anyone he owned. When Emily accompanies her cousin and his new wife to Barbados, she finds Peverills a burnt-out shell, reduced to ruins in 1816, when a rising of enslaved people sent the island up in flames. Rumors swirl around the derelict plantation; people whisper of ghosts. Why would her practical-minded grandfather leave her a property in ruins? Why are the neighboring plantation owners, the Davenants, so eager to acquire Peverills-so eager that they invite Emily and her cousins to stay with them indefinitely? Emily finds herself bewitched by the slightly sinister tropical beauty of the island even as she's drawn into the personalities and politics of forty years before: a tangled history of clandestine love, heartbreaking betrayal, and a bold bid for freedom. When family secrets begin to unravel and the harsh truth of history becomes more and more plain, Emily must challenge everything she thought she knew about her family, their legacy . . . and herself.
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ISBN 9780062839022
Released NZ 20 May 2019
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9780062839022
Stock Available
Status Indent title (internationally sourced), usually ships 4-6 weeks
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
Imprint William Morrow
Released 20 May 2019
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Willig, Lauren
Category Historical Fiction
Number of Pages 384
Dimensions Width: 152mm
Height: 229mm
Spine: 31mm
Dewey Code 813.6
Weight 454g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Historical fiction, Inheritance and succession, Barbados - History, Sugar plantations - Barbados
NBS Text Historical & Mythological Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade

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