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The House

3.2  ·  Rating Details ·  30 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
Sydney Otterton is penniless, his wicked mother having appropriated all of the family funds with the exception of the house which was entailed. He has just returned from the war where he fought bravely and was taken prisoner at the Normandy landings. He manages to persuade his wife, Priscilla, to move into the crumbling house with their young children and faithful servant, ...more
Paperback, 352 pages
Published July 3rd 2003 by Phoenix (first published January 1st 2002)
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Perry Whitford
Oct 18, 2012 Perry Whitford rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
An aristocrat returning from the WWII inherits a title and the rambling family house, called Cranfield, upon his father's sudden death. He can't afford the upkeep, but is too easy on the staff and loathe to release them, even when they seem to be working against his best wishes, and despite the pressures placed on him by his Ladyship.

As the inhabitants of Cranfield, both aristocratic and domestic, get used to the privations of rationing and the difficulties of keeping the house and its grounds s
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