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The Unseen by Katherine Webb


The Unseen

Katherine Webb


Family Drama   Books of the Month   Historical Fiction   Literary Fiction   Relationship Tales   
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One of our Great Reads you may have missed in 2011.

A mix of the occult, murder and love – dual time; 1911 and 2010. It is sparked off by the discovery of the body of a First World War soldier in France who has two letters on him. It is these letters that give us the bulk of this hypnotic tale. Good old-fashioned storytelling at its best.

 

April 2011 Book of the Month.

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From the author of the acclaimed debut, THE LEGACY comes a compelling tale of love, deception, illusion and ultimately murder. It's a real page-turner with plenty of surprising twists and turns and like The Legacy is an unforgettable and deeply satisfying read.



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Synopsis

The Unseen by Katherine Webb

England, 1911. The Reverend Albert Canning, a vicar with a passion for spiritualism, leads a happy existence with his naive wife Hester in a sleepy Berkshire village. As summer dawns, their quiet lives are changed for ever by two new arrivals. First comes Cat, the new maid: a free-spirited and disaffected young woman sent down from London after entanglements with the law. Cat quickly finds a place for herself in the secret underbelly of local society as she plots her escape. Then comes Robin Durrant, a leading expert in the occult, enticed by tales of elemental beings in the water meadows nearby. A young man of magnetic charm and beauty, Robin soon becomes an object of fascination and desire. During a long spell of oppressive summer heat, the rectory at Cold Ash Holt becomes charged with all manner of emotions.


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Occult happenings, romantic passion and murder disrupt the peace of a Berkshire village in 1911 in this hauntingly good novel from the author of The Legacy. MARIE CLAIRE



About the Author

Katherine Webb

Katherine Webb was born in Kent in 1977 and grew up in rural Hampshire. She was educated at a local comprehensive school and sixth form college, before reading History at Durham University. A childhood fascination with ruined castles and the secrets of the past has carried forward into her fiction, which incorporates historical story lines and explores how past events can reverberate in the present.

Since graduating from Durham in 1998, Katherine has had various day jobs – from kiln operator in a pottery, to waitress, librarian and seller of fairy costumes. In recent years she has worked in service as a housekeeper for high status families; in formal households where age-old structures of class behaviour are alive and well, uniforms are worn and staff are expected to be both invisible and omnipresent; and (currently) in pleasantly relaxed households with more up-to-date attitudes.

After a nomadic period in her twenties, having lived in London and Venice, Katherine has now settled in a cottage in the countryside near Newbury, Berkshire. DIY is more of a necessity than a hobby, and her other interests include cookery, running and horse riding.

 

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416 pages

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Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd ) an imprint of Orion Publishing Co

Publication date
31st March 2011

Categories
Family Drama
Books of the Month
Historical Fiction
Literary Fiction
Relationship Tales


ISBN
9781409112617
 



















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