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The secret heiress : a tale of dark shadows and extraordinary deception, Luke Devenish

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The secret heiress : a tale of dark shadows and extraordinary deception
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The secret heiress
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a tale of dark shadows and extraordinary deception
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Luke Devenish
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eng
Summary
Victoria, Australia, 1886...and 1903. Dark shadows fall across two golden summers, seventeen years apart. When beautiful Matilda Gregory, mistress of Summersby House, dies in mysterious circumstances her will brings to light an extraordinary deception - and a terrible wrong from the past. Summersby has a secret heiress, whose name is also Matilda Gregory, a strange, ethereal girl with an irrevocably broken memory. Grieving Samuel Hackett seems somehow linked to his fiancee's death but a pact made with Barker, Summersby's scheming butler, proves effective in silencing tongues. The two men return the second Matilda to her inheritance - and set off a series of puzzling events. Two loyal servant girls, Aggie and Ida, gradually awaken to the sinister forces playing in Summersby's halls. Determined to aid the vulnerable heiress, the maids uncover strange vials, ghostly dogs, and letters from beyond the grave. These eerie messages hint of secrets from Summersby's past - and incidents destined for the future. Biddy MacBryde, a runaway kitchen maid not yet born in 1886, is separated from these events by a distance of half a generation. Yet Biddy's own path leads her towards Summersby, where in unwitting parallel with Aggie and Ida, she too uncovers a shocking truth about its heiress - and an even more startling legacy
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1966-
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Devenish, Luke
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no index present
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fiction
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  • Deception
  • Household employees
  • Aristocracy (Social class)
  • Victoria (Australia)
Target audience
adult
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The secret heiress : a tale of dark shadows and extraordinary deception, Luke Devenish
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volume
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text
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
425 pages
Isbn
9781922052162
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unmediated
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  • (Sirsi) a147253
  • (Sirsi) a147253
Label
The secret heiress : a tale of dark shadows and extraordinary deception, Luke Devenish
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
425 pages
Isbn
9781922052162
Media category
unmediated
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a147253
  • (Sirsi) a147253

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