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The Resource Peculiar ground : a novel, Lucy Hughes-Hallett

Peculiar ground : a novel, Lucy Hughes-Hallett

Label
Peculiar ground : a novel
Title
Peculiar ground
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Lucy Hughes-Hallett
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"It is the seventeenth century and a wall is being raised around Wychwood, transforming the great house and its park into a private realm of ornamental lakes, grandiose gardens, and majestic avenues designed by Mr. Norris, a visionary landscaper. In this enclosed world everyone has something to hide after decades of civil war. Dissenters shelter in the woods, lovers rendezvous in secret enclaves, and outsiders--migrants fleeing the plague--find no mercy. Three centuries later, far away in Berlin, another wall is raised, while at Wychwood, an erotic entanglement over one sticky, languorous weekend in 1961 is overshadowed by news of historic change. Young Nell, whose father manages the estate, grows up amid dramatic upheavals as the great house is invaded: a pop festival by the lake, a television crew in the dining room, a Great Storm brewing. In 1989, as the Cold War peters out, a threat from a different kind of conflict reaches Wychwood's walls. Lucy Hughes-Hallett conjures an intricately structured, captivating story that explores the lives of game keepers and witches, agitators and aristocrats; the exuberance of young love and the pathos of aging; and the way those who try to wall others out risk finding themselves walled in. With poignancy and grace, she illuminates a place where past and present are inextricably linked by stories, legends, and history--and by one patch of peculiar ground." -- Amazon.com
Summary
Years after a grand English country estate is enclosed within a great wall, the daughter of the estate's manager comes of age amid dramatic upheavals shaped by family legends and the historical events of the mid-to-late 20th century
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10616307
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hughes-Hallett, Lucy
Dewey number
823/.92
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6108.U443
LC item number
P43 2018
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Manors
  • Country homes
  • Great Britain
  • England
Target audience
adult
Label
Peculiar ground : a novel, Lucy Hughes-Hallett
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Originally published in Great Britain in 2017 by 4th Estate." -- Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
xi, 446 pages
Isbn
9780062684196
Lccn
bl2017047594
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • 983456931
  • (OCoLC)983456931
Label
Peculiar ground : a novel, Lucy Hughes-Hallett
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Originally published in Great Britain in 2017 by 4th Estate." -- Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
xi, 446 pages
Isbn
9780062684196
Lccn
bl2017047594
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • 983456931
  • (OCoLC)983456931

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