BTB at her superb best. A sweeping saga set around the aristocratic Ingham family of Cavendon Hall and the Swanns who serve them, set on the eve of World War I.
Two entwined families: the aristocratic Inghams and the Swanns who serve them. One stately home: Cavendon Hall, a grand imposing house nestled in the beautiful Yorkshire Dales. A society beauty: Lady Daphne Ingham is the most beautiful of the Earl's daugthers. Being presented at Court and then a glittering marriage is her destiny. But in the summer of 1913, a devastating event changes her future forever, and puts the House of Ingham at risk.
Life as the families of Cavendon Hall know it - Royal Ascot, supper dances, grouse season feasts - is about to alter beyond recognition as the storm clouds of war gather.
"Queen of the genre." (Sunday Times)
"Romantic and thrilling." (Independent on Sunday)
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Not far in but narrator not suited to this book.
Yorkshire, comforting, familiar.
Not if there is a Yorkshire accent involved
Why on earth was this narrator selected to read a book which involves Yorkshire accents? The voice she uses for the young gypsy girl Genevra makes her sound more like a 60 year old man. I am Yorkshire born and bred and her supposed local accents are dire. Am trying my best to enjoy this audio book but rather wish I had bought the book itself and I am seriously considering returning the audio book, solely due to the narration.
Lost in another time....