Gregory, Philippa Wideacre

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Wideacre

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Wideacre Hall, set in the heart of the English countryside, is the ancestral home that Beatrice Lacey loves. But as a woman of the 18th century, she has no right of inheritance. Corrupted by a world that mistreats women, she sets out to corrupt others.

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Maeve Binchy Author of "Quentins" A story of violent love and unsettling passions. It will never let you rest for a page as you wait for the climax that must come for the people and the land.

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''I would not leave Wideacre. I would not surrender my place to Harry. If it was the way of the world that girls left home and sons inherited, then the world would have to change. I would never change.''

Wideacre Hall, set in the heart of the English countryside, is the ancestral home that Beatrice Lacey loves. But as a woman of the eighteenth century she has no right of inheritance. Corrupted by a world that mistreats women, she sets out to corrupt others. Sexual and wilful, she believes that the only way to achieve control over Wideacre is through a series of horrible crimes, and no-one escapes the consequences of her need to possess the land.

'the eighteenth-century woman is a neglected creature but, in the figure of her heroine, Philippa Gregory has defined a certain kind of wildness… This is a novel written from instinct, not out of a calculation, and it shows.'
PETER ACKROYD, 'The Times'

'For singlemindedness, tempestuousness, passion, amorality, sensuality and plain old-fashioned evil, [Beatrice Lacey] knocks Scarlett O'Hara into short cotton socks.'
EVENING STANDARD

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