Simon & Schuster
On Sale: November 19, 2013
Featuring: Charlie; Ros
Paperback / e-Book
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Saga | Fiction
THE HOUSE CONTAINS TIME. ITS WALLS HOLD STORIES. . . .
When brother and sister Charlie and Ros discover that they
have inherited Ashenden, the beautiful eighteenth-century
English country house steeped in their family history, they
face an important decision: Do they try to keep it or do
they sell it?
In a beguiling narrative spanning two and a half centuries,
we meet those who have built the house, lived in it, loved
it, and those who would subvert it to their own ends. The
walls of Ashenden echo with the lives of the architect who
directs the building of the house in 1775, the wealthy
Henderson family in their heyday, the maid who is tempted to
solve her problems by stealing a trinket, the Jazz Age
speculator who hosts a fabulous treasure hunt, the prisoners
held there during World War II, and the young couple who
lovingly restore it in the 1950s.
With upstairs and downstairs storylines intertwining to form
a rich tapestry, Ashenden is an evocative portrait of a
house that is a character as compelling as the people who
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