The house was built in the Old Queen's time: built for an Elizabethan pirate who was knighted for the plunder he brought home. It survived many eras, many reigns: it saw the passing of Cromwell and the Civil War. It became rich with an Indian Nabob and poor with a 20th century innkeeper. It saw wars, and lovers, and death. Children were born there, both heirs and bastards. It had ghosts and legends and a history that grew stranger with every generation. The house was Merravay. And its story stretched over 400 years.More
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Old favourite stands the test of time
An enjoyable journey
Norah Lofts always keeps you interested in the various characters and ,in this case, in the house. Through many changes you are drawn into the history of the house and the effects it has on its inhabitants.