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The Resource The girl in the castle : a novel, Santa Montefiore

The girl in the castle : a novel, Santa Montefiore

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The girl in the castle : a novel
Title
The girl in the castle
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Santa Montefiore
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "Santa Montefiore presents the first book in a trilogy that follows three Irish women through the decades of the twentieth century"--
  • Castle Deverill, nestled in the rolling Irish hills, is home to flame-haired Kitty Deverill. Her best friend is Bridie Doyle, the daughter of the castle's cook. Jack O'Leary, the vet's son, is always reminding Kitty that she isn't fully Irish; Bridie is jealous of Kitty's wealth and glamour. When the Irish revolt begins Jack enlists to fight, and Kitty throws herself into the cause for Irish liberty. Their lives are wrenched apart by betrayal, and when Castle Deverill comes under attack the only home Kitty has ever known is threatened
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Review
  • /* Starred Review */ The prolific Montefiore (The Beekeeper’s Daughter, 2015) presents the first volume of a trilogy guaranteed to hit the bestseller list. The riveting saga revolves around three memorable women, each caught up in different ways by historical events and social circumstances. Kitty Deverill, the titular girl in the castle, is an Anglo-Irish aristocrat with seemingly unbreakable ties to Bridie Doyle, daughter of the castle’s cook; Jack O’Leary, the local vet’s son and her secret love; and Celia Deverill, her British cousin. Fiercely passionate and loyal, Kitty’s bonds to her friends and family are severely tested during WWI and the onset of the “Troubles.” With Jack firmly involved in the struggle for Ireland’s independence, her privileged and protected position as a Deverill becomes increasingly untenable. Interweaving Kitty’s personal story and the momentous events of the time, Montefiori portrays a woman perched precariously between two worlds who eventually emerges and comes into sharp focus. Secrets abound, friendships are fractured, and life-altering decisions are made in a delicious read that leaves the reader hungry and eagerly awaiting the next course. -- Flanagan, Margaret (Reviewed 8/1/2016) (Booklist, vol 112, number 22, p39)
  • /* Starred Review */ Set against the tumultuous backdrop of Ireland's fight for independence from Britain in the early 20th century, this sprawling saga gives readers a personal view of the "Troubles," as seen through the eyes of a daughter of the Anglo-Irish ascendancy in its last days. In spite of her heritage, Kitty Deverill knows herself to be Irish to the bone, and English not at all. The fiery Kitty fights for the land she loves, even as she realizes that there may be no place for her in an independent Ireland. Her story of wealth and privilege contrasts with that of her childhood friend Bridie, an Irish Catholic village girl whose family has worked for the Deverills for centuries. As the Troubles and their aftermath shatter lifetime relationships between the classes, Kitty and Bridie flee in opposite directions—Kitty to glittering parties in London, Bridie to a life of service in America. But neither forgets their sisterhood, or the home that shaped them both. VERDICT Montefiore's (The Beekeeper's Daughter) compelling family saga, the first in a trilogy, is highly recommended, particularly for lovers of Irish fiction and/or stories of World War I and the 1920s, as well as those who enjoy novels about the enduring power of women's friendships. --Marlene Harris (Reviewed 09/15/2016) (Library Journal, vol 141, issue 15, p80)
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10523657
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1970-
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Montefiore, Santa
Dewey number
823/.92
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
Series statement
Deverill chronicles
Series volume
0001
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  • Women
  • FICTION / Historical
  • FICTION / Sagas
  • FICTION / Family Life
  • Women
  • Ireland
  • Ireland
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The girl in the castle : a novel, Santa Montefiore
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"Originally published as Songs of Love and War in Great Britain in 2015 by Simon & Schuster UK Ltd."--Title page verso
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Control code
1667592
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
538 pages, 27 pages
Isbn
9780062490797
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ṳnmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780062490797
  • (OCoLC)934884253
Label
The girl in the castle : a novel, Santa Montefiore
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Originally published as Songs of Love and War in Great Britain in 2015 by Simon & Schuster UK Ltd."--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1667592
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
538 pages, 27 pages
Isbn
9780062490797
Media category
ṳnmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780062490797
  • (OCoLC)934884253

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