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High Rising - Angela Thirkell
High Rising
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High Rising Successful lady novelist Laura Morland and her boisterous young son Tony set off to spend Christmas at her country home in the sleepy surrounds of High Rising. But Laura's wealthy friend and neighbour George Knox has taken on a scheming secretary whose designs on marriage to her... show more
High Rising Successful lady novelist Laura Morland and her boisterous young son Tony set off to spend Christmas at her country home in the sleepy surrounds of High Rising. But Laura's wealthy friend and neighbour George Knox has taken on a scheming secretary whose designs on marriage to her employer threaten the delicate social fabric of the village. Can clever, practical Laura rescue George from Miss Grey's ... Full description
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781844088836 (1844088839)
ASIN: 1844088839
Publisher: Virago
Pages no: 288
Edition language: English
Series: Barsetshire 5 (#1)
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Lillelara
Lillelara rated it
3.0 High Rising
After finishing Chernobyl Prayer I needed something lighthearted and fun to read and High Rising was the perfect choice. Set in a British small town, a group of its residents come together to prevent an "unsuitable" marriage, which might possibly rupture the peaceful country life of Low and High Ris...
Murder by Death
Murder by Death rated it
3.5 High Rising
I would never have given this book another glance had it not been for the fabulous cover on this re-release edition (also, it was on sale). I'd never heard of Angela Thirkell and didn't know at first if it was someone currently writing historical fiction, or if it was the work of the era in which i...
Reflections
Reflections rated it
4.5 A not-so-guilty pleasure
Oh, how odious! The pompously verbose but good-hearted author George Knox has hired a loathsome new secretary who seems determined to manipulate him into marriage. This causes no end of trouble, irritating his good friend and fellow author Laura Morland. The lovely but quite happily widowed Mrs. Mor...
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