At a glance:
- Author: Hugh Walpole
- First Published: 1930
- Type of Work: Novel
- Type of Plot: Historical chronicle
- Time of Work: 1730-1774
- Setting: England
- Characters: Francis Herries, Margaret Herries, Mirabell Starr, David Herries, Deborah Herries, Alice Press, Sarah Denburn
- Genres: Long fiction, Historical fiction, Novel
- Subjects: Values, Family or family life, Genealogy, Traveling or travelers, Love or romance, England or English people, Eighteenth century, Good and evil, Clergy
- Locales: Europe, England, United Kingdom
In the year 1730, Francis Herries brought his family from the roistering life of Doncaster to live in a long-deserted family house—called Herries—at Rosthwaite not far from Keswick in Cumberland. In addition to his wife and three children, he brought along the most recent of his many mistresses, Alice Press, who, under pretense of being the children’s governess, had actually been unkind and overbearing with them and insolent to their mother. The family rested for a period at the Keswick Inn and met Francis’ oldest brother and his wife. After an uncomfortable...
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