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The Strange Fate Of Kitty Easton by [Speller, Elizabeth]
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Laurence Bartram is a British architectural scholar, a veteran of World War I, and a man who has lost his wife, infant son, and much of his hold on life. Speller, who introduced Bartram in her first novel, thewidely acclaimed The Return of Captain John Emmett (2011), picks up the theme of the great losses that devastated England in the wake of the Great War. The novel is set in a Wiltshire village, the aptly namedEaston Deadall, which the war has totally cleared of young, able-bodied men, leaving only widows, children, and old men hanging on. Invited to the village to give his advice on a projected maze tocommemorate the war dead, Bartram is drawn into the tragedy that hangs over the Easton family aspalpably as the atmosphere in Poe's House of Usher. Lady Easton's five-year-old daughter, Kitty, disappeared in 1911, and no body or evidence has yet been found. Shortly after Bartram's arrival, akitchen maid goes missing. And then a body is found in the Saxon church next to the manor. Whether Bartram is examining the intricate bestiary of a Saxon arch, the extravagance of the Victorian house itself, or the geometry of the planned maze, he brings a sense of how his interest in architecture, somethingoutside the doom of the Great War, may yet save him. An intriguing leas character and fascinating subject matter, skilfully realized.--Booklist, STARRED reviewLaurence Bartram, a veteran of the Great War, is called by an old army comrade, William Bolitho, to Easton Deadall, a small manor house in the west of England, to help out with architectural work. Bolitho will be installing a memorial window in the manor's church in honor of the men the Easton family and its village sacrificed in World War I. Lydia, the widowed lady of the manor, is still haunted by the disappearance of her five-year-old daughter, Kitty, 13 years earlier. As Laurence unravels the mysteries of the ancient church, he also learns more about the greater mysteries that surround the village and the Easton

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* The perfect story - a deep, absorbing, old-fashioned, moving mystery
* Second in the series that began with THE RETURN OF CAPTAIN JOHN EMMETT

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1169 KB
  • Print Length: 416 pages
  • Publisher: Virago; Digital original edition (5 May 2011)
  • Sold by: Hachette Book Group (AU)
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004UFTR1O
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #752,049 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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