The Children's Hour

The Children's Hour

Book - 2004
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Marcia Willet's "A Week in Winter" and "A Summer in the Country," her first two novels to be published in the United States, were welcomed enthusiastically by both eager readers and appreciative reviewers. Her new novel, "The Children's Hour," will not only delight her current ardent fans, but will garner Marcia Willett a whole new circle of friends.
"The Children's Hour" is set in a big old rambling house overlooking the sea, where assorted small children listened as their mother read them a story. Theirs was an idyllic childhood, as they played on the beach and in the garden and woods, before the war--and other tragedies--disrupted their lives. Now, many years later, two of the sisters, Nest and Mina, still live at Ottercombe, their beautiful family home. There they delight in their splendid dogs, the gorgeous Devon countryside, and visits from Lyddie, their much-beloved niece.
But when their sister Georgie comes to stay, unwelcome memories of their shared childhood start to emerge. As a child, Georgie claimed to know all their secrets--secrets that she now wants to share. Georgie's revelations are a reminder of long-buried passions and promises and bring unexpected shocks to a new generation struggling with their own unruly hearts. A triumph of beautifully interwoven story lines and unfolding dramas, "The Children's Hour" will secure Marcia Willett's growing reputation as a world-class master storyteller.
Publisher: New York : Thomas Dunne Books, 2004
Edition: 1st U.S. ed
ISBN: 9780312327774
0312327773
Characteristics: 367 p. ; 24 cm

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Jun 12, 2012

about family in remote place

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