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The Nebuly Coat

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John Meade Falkner


Westray, a young architect, is sent to the town of Cullerne to oversee repairs to the tower of the minster there. He lodges in the town in t…

The Rough Road

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William John Locke


The book tells the story of "Doggie" Trevor, who, having been wrapped in cotton wool since babyhood, becomes a snobbish rich dilet…

Leonora

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Arnold Bennett


Leonora Stanway is 40 and lives a comfortable middle-class life with her unsympathetic and dull husband, John. Her three daughters are rapid…

The Glory of Clementina Wing

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William John Locke


The book follows the adventures of two main characters - Clementina Wing, a talented artist in her mid 30's with no social graces and Ephrai…

The Inner Shrine

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Basil King


At the opening of this story Diane Eveleth returns from a party in Paris to her mother-in-law, who tells her that her husband George Eveleth…

The Astonishing History of Troy Town

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Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch


A humorous story about some of the extraordinary inhabitants of a British seaside town. - Summary by Simon Evers

Where Love Is

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William John Locke


Norma Hardacre is a member of smart London society. She finds herself irresistibly drawn to a penniless artist named Jimmie Padgate. However…

Helen with the High Hand

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Arnold Bennett


James Ollerenshaw is a middle-aged, wealthy bachelor who lives in Bursley, one of the Five Towns. A chance encounter with Helen, his great s…

The Mountebank

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William John Locke


Andrew Lackaday, an English orphan, was born and brought up in a French circus. He becomes a highly skilled mimic and juggler. He plies his …

Lady Connie

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Mary Augusta Ward


Constance Bledlow is a beautiful monied 20 year old with the world at her feet. She arrives in Oxford to spend a few months with her impover…

The Masquerader (Version 2)

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Katherine Cecil Thurston


In the London fog, two men bump into each other one night. They are immediately unnerved by their exact resemblance to each other. Jack Chil…

The Green Mirror

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Hugh Walpole


Three generations of the Trenchard family, ruled over by the indomitable Mrs Trenchard, live together in comfortable domesticity until Kathe…

Delia Blanchflower

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Mary Augusta Ward


Delia Blanchflower’s father has died, leaving her a considerable inheritance. However, she has become caught up in the militant wing of the …

The Tale of Triona

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William John Locke


Olivia is a newly orphaned young woman looking for adventure and excitement. She rents out her house to Blaise Olifant whose friend Alexis T…

The House of Baltazar

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William John Locke


Twenty years ago, John Balthazar, a notable and brilliant Cambridge mathematician, left England abruptly as he found himself falling in love…

The Duchess of Wrexe

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Hugh Walpole


Rachel, a spirited young girl, has to choose between Francis Breton, her difficult cousin who has been disowned by the family, and Roddy Sed…

The Gambler (version 2)

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Katherine Cecil Thurston


The book follows the life of Clodagh Asshlin, an Irish girl brought up with her younger sister by her spendthrift father in the wilds of the…

Self-Control: A Novel (version 2)

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Mary Brunton


Laura Montreville is a well-born and religious girl, brought up in Scotland by her widowed father. She is pursued by Colonel Hargrave, a lib…

The Gods and Mr Perrin

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Hugh Walpole


The book is probably better known under the title ‘Mr Perrin and Mr Traill’, later made into a well-known film in 1948. Perrin and Traill ar…

The White Dove

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William John Locke


Sylvester Lanyon, a doctor, is mourning the early death of his wife. His young daughter Dorothy is living with his father, Matthew, also a w…

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