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Edith Olivier
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Dwarf's Blood

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Happy in his ancestral home, with the backing of his mother's millions behind him, Sir Nicholas Roxerby marries into the local gentry and lives a satisfying life until the birth of his second child. Hans is full of persuasive charm and gifted genius, but to Nicholas's horror carries the 'dwarf's blood' of the title, and he cannot find it within himself to accept a child ...more
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Published 1931 by The Viking Press
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Sally Tarbox
This novel certainly does have a most bizarre theme; when the ruined estate of Brokeyates is inherited by Nicholas, a young Australian, glad to leave his homeland for a new start, we sense from the start that there is more to his background than we are told. He marries Alethea and they have a daughter. But with the birth of his son, a dwarf, the family seems to be disintegrating...
There is some lovely writing here, beautiful descriptions of the countryside. It kept me reading to the end but lack
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Edith Maud Olivier MBE was an English writer, also noted for acting as hostess to a circle of well-known writers, artists, and composers in her native Wiltshire.
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