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The View From The Summerhouse

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Old secrets are discovered when Simon Holt is commissioned to write an article on Caleb Carne, a World War II broadcaster who touched the heart of Britain. Simon's father is involved, as are Caleb's three daughters and the granddaughter of Caleb's wartime mistress. From the author of Charmed Circle.
Published (first published January 1st 1995)
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Kate
Dec 04, 2013 Kate rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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"When widower David Holt retires from his New York advertising firm, he fears his life might become rather dull. But memories of his past are awakened by the news that his son Simon, a journalist now living in London, has been commissioned to write an arti8cle on Caleb Carne, whose stirring broadcasts during World War II touched the heart of Britian.

"As a young GI during the war, David was stationed in Carne's Cornish village and fell in love with the whole Carne family: hospitable, larger-than-
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Kate Robertson
Oct 29, 2011 Kate Robertson rated it liked it
This was a nice relaxing read. Takes place in Cornwall in 1990 but much of it is set during WW11. There are engaging characters, a bit of a mystery and a nice setting. If you're ready to get lost in a nice setting with a little romance this is a perfect read.
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Aug 30, 2015 MaryAnn rated it liked it
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Another novel set mostly in Cornwall during WWII, and a family whose secrets unfold as the American soldier who spent time with them during the war comes back to visit years later.
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