Reading ➿ Peculiar Ground Author Lucy Hughes-Hallett –

Peculiar Ground In The Th Century, A Wall Is Built Around The Deer Park Of A Great House Wychwood Is A World In Itself, Its Ornamental Lakes And Majestic Avenues Planned By Mr Norris, A Master Of The New Art Of Landscaping A World Where, After Decades Of Civil War, Everyone Has Something To Hide Or Something To Fear, Where Dissidents Hide In The Forest And Londoners Fleeing The Plague Are At The Gate Three Centuries Later, One Hot Weekend, There Is A House Party At Wychwood Over The Course Of The Weekend Another Wall Goes Up, Dividing Berlin Erotic Entanglements Blur, With Distant Rumours Of Historic Changes, And A Little Girl, Nell, Observes All As Nell Grows Up, And As The Berlin Wall Falls, The World Splits Again There Are TV Cameras In The Dining Room, Golf Buggies In The Park And A Great Storm Brewing A Fatwa Alerts Westerners To A New Ideological Fault Line A Refugee From The New Conflict, The One Which Is Still Tearing Us Apart, Seeks Safety In Wychwood From The Author Of The Pike, Winner Of The Samuel Johnson Prize, The Duff Cooper Prize And The Costa Biography Award, Comes A Feast Of A Book Peculiar Ground Is A Breathtakingly Ambitious, Beautifully Written Novel About Young Love And The Pathos Of Aging, About Gamekeepers And Aristos, Agitators And Witches, About Fantasies Of Magic And The Reality Of The Land, And About Frontiers And Fortresses And Secret Gardens Full List Of Narrators Includes Lucy Hughes Hallett, Anna Bentinck, And Maggie Ollerenshaw

8 thoughts on “Peculiar Ground

  1. says:

    well written and fascinating it reminds me a bit of Arcadia in flitting from the 17th to the 20th century I m not entirely sure about the witchcraft mystical elements, but they contrast well with the matter of fact descriptions of the gardens and everyday life, especially the plague sequences.

  2. says:

    Fascinating insight into the achievements of a landscape gardener in Charles I I reign, plus the development of the Stately Home business in the 80 s and 90 s with a dose of social history too.

  3. says:

    This is a fascinating book ranging over a wide time period and encompassing world events as relevant to the time period Interesting characters and the interaction between them is engaging A thoughtful book and well written.

  4. says:

    Wonderful observation and description but the number of characters was confusing I am not sure I have grasped the plot correctly I am interested to know what my bookgroup thougt of it Think I shall get aprint copy and read it again This is something I have never felt the urge to do so this book must have had a profound effect on me Thank you Lucy Hughes

  5. says:

    The book is very well written and an enjoyable read The storyline did not unfold as I had anticipated at.

  6. says:

    Brand new copy which arrived quickly

  7. says:

    Enjoyed some parts than other Specially interested in the historical references.

  8. says:

    I loved this book in parts but not as a whole.

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