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Orlando Wysocki
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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?

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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