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The Cleaving Of Paycocke's

3.5  ·  Rating Details ·  2 Ratings  ·  2 Reviews
536 pages
Published 2008 by Four O'Clock Press
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Orlando Wysocki
May 12, 2009 Orlando Wysocki rated it really liked it
Thrilling, historical mystery, The Cleaving of Paycocke’s, is a spiritual riddle wrapped inside an enigma. This non-linear, semi-fictitious novel is set around the huge, labyrinthine beauty of Paycocke’s House.

Built in Coggeshall, Essex early in the sixteenth century, Paycocke’s appealed to Edwardian classical composer Gustav Holst as a romantic family residence. Yet it’s dark, forbidding past cursed its constructors and troubled its occupants. Are its haunted mysteries destined to be unknown?

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Annji
Apr 07, 2010 Annji rated it liked it
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A split narrative told from the PoVs of people who have all lived in the same house at various points in history -- a modern day man, Holst's daughter and a cloth merchant in Tudor times. Some overtones of Stoppard's Arcadia but this one definitely requires more than the usual suspension of disbelief. It is a first novel though -- a good read overall.
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