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The Resource The summer country : a novel, Lauren Willig

The summer country : a novel, Lauren Willig

Label
The summer country : a novel
Title
The summer country
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Lauren Willig
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Barbados, 1954: Emily Dawson has always been the poor cousin in a prosperous merchant clan-merely a vicar's daughter, and a reform-minded vicar's daughter, at that. Everyone knows that the family's lucrative shipping business will go to her cousin, Adam, one day. But when her grandfather dies, Emily receives an unexpected inheritance: Peverills, a sugar plantation in Barbados-a plantation her grandfather never told anyone he owned. When Emily accompanies her cousin and his new wife to Barbados, she finds Peverills a burnt-out shell, reduced to ruins in 1816, when a rising of enslaved people sent the island up in flames. Rumors swirl around the derelict plantation; people whisper of ghosts. Why would her practical-minded grandfather leave her a property in ruins? Why are the neighboring plantation owners, the Davenants, so eager to acquire Peverills-so eager that they invite Emily and her cousins to stay with them indefinitely? Emily finds herself bewitched by the slightly sinister tropical beauty of the island even as she's drawn into the personalities and politics of forty years before: a tangled history of clandestine love, heartbreaking betrayal, and a bold bid for freedom
Summary
Inheriting the ruins of a Barbados sugar plantation, a young woman from Victorian Bristol is seduced by the region's dark tropical beauty at the same time her new neighbors take steps to acquire the property for themselves
Storyline
Tone
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10781524
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Willig, Lauren
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sugar plantations
  • Haunted places
  • Sugar plantations
  • Family secrets
  • Inheritance and succession
  • Barbados
  • Barbados
Target audience
adult
Label
The summer country : a novel, Lauren Willig
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000063987274
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
464 pages
Isbn
9780062839022
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2018044474
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1049794795
Label
The summer country : a novel, Lauren Willig
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000063987274
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
464 pages
Isbn
9780062839022
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2018044474
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1049794795

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