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The Resource The girls of Ennismore, Patricia Falvey

The girls of Ennismore, Patricia Falvey

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The girls of Ennismore
Title
The girls of Ennismore
Statement of responsibility
Patricia Falvey
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
Set in Ireland during the turbulent early 20th century, Patricia Falvey's sweeping novel explores an unlikely friendship between two girls of vastly different backgrounds, as each tries to overcome the barriers set by class and birthright... On a June morning in 1900, Rosie Killeen crosses the road that divides her family's County Mayo farm from the estate of Lord and Lady Ennis, and makes her way to the "big house" for the first time. Barely eight years old, Rosie joins the throng of servants preparing for the arrival of Queen Victoria. But while the royal visit is a coup for Ennismore, a chance meeting on the grounds proves even more momentous for Rosie. Victoria Bell, Lord and Lady Ennis's young daughter, is desperately lonely. Though the children of the gentry seldom fraternize with locals, Lord Ennis arranges for Rosie to join in Victoria's school lessons. For Rosie, the opportunity is exhilarating yet isolating. Victoria's governess and aunt, Lady Louisa, objects to teaching a peasant girl. The other servants resent Rosie's escape from the drudgery of life below stairs. Bright, strong-willed Rosie finds herself caught between her own people and the rarefied air of Ennismore--especially as she grows closer to Victoria's older brother, Valentine. As they near womanhood, the girls' friendship is interrupted. Victoria is bound for a coming out season in Dublin, and Rosie must find a way to support her family. But Ireland is changing too. The country's struggle for Home Rule, the outbreak of the Great War, and a looming Easter rebellion in Dublin all herald a new era. Not even Ennismore can escape unscathed. And for Rosie, family loyalty, love, friendship and patriotism will collide in life-changing ways, leading her through heartbreak and loss in search of her own triumphant independence. -- Publisher description
Summary
Set in Ireland during the turbulent early 20th century, Patricia Falvey’s sweeping novel explores an unlikely friendship between two girls of vastly different backgrounds, as each tries to overcome the barriers set by class and birthright..
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http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10552698
Cataloging source
YDXCP
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Falvey, Patricia
Dewey number
[Fic]
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
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True
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  • Ireland
  • Female friendship
Target audience
adult
Label
The girls of Ennismore, Patricia Falvey
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Publication
Copyright
Note
"Reading group guide"--Page 4 of cover
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
ocn953222271
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Kensington Trade Paperback
Extent
356 pages
Isbn
9781496709950
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)953222271
Label
The girls of Ennismore, Patricia Falvey
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Reading group guide"--Page 4 of cover
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
ocn953222271
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Kensington Trade Paperback
Extent
356 pages
Isbn
9781496709950
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)953222271

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