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Half the world in winter
Half the world in winter
by:Joel, Maggie,
'The time from the engine cresting the bridge to the last carriage coming to a standstill was 23 seconds. In the circumstances it was a miracle only three people died.'' 'Half the World in Winter' begins with the dramatic crash of the 1.55pm local train from Shrewsbury to Birmingham in the early days of the North West Midlands Railway. It is winter in 1880 and the newly extended railway line is beset with accidents, and Mr Lucas Jarmyn, one of the director's of the railway company, wants to know why as he faces inquiries and protests into the tragic deaths. But trouble is also a lot closer to home in the Jarmyn's five-storey townhouse at 19 Cadogan Mews, in a part of Bloomsbury just becoming fashionable thanks to the fortunes of Lucas's late father, Mr Samuel Jarmyn, wealthy industrialist and the founder of the company. It is December and bitterly cold in London but Lucas Jarmyn refuses to light the hearths as he struggles to come to terms with the death of his beloved young daughter, Sofia, in a terrible fire in the drawing room of their home. His wife Aurora is just emerging from her mourning after six months, and their daughter, eighteen-year-old Dinah Jarmyn, ponders the meaning of life in the changing times as England heads towards the turn of the century. The family is well looked after by housekeeper Mrs Logan, but two maids have left the household in quick succession on sighting strange shadows and hearing unexplained screams from the depths of the house. It seems Major Austin Randle, Aurora's battle-scarred and demented uncle who also lives in Cadogan Mews, may have the answer to what really happened to Sofia.
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ISBN: 1743310900, 9781743310908
OCLC: 972515358

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Elizabethan fiction
Elizabethan fiction
by Ashley, Robert,
New York :Rinehart, ©1953.
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ISBN: 0030077702, 9780030077708
A family affair
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by Peacock, Caro.
New York :Avon, [2010], ©2009.
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ISBN: 9780061447495, 0061447498
The family way
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The History of Henry Esmond, Esq.
The History of Henry Esmond, Esq.
by Thackeray, William Makepeace.
Lanham :Start Classics, 2014.
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ISBN: 9781609772062, 1609772067
A loving family
A loving family
by Court, Dilly,
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ISBN: 0750539577, 9780750539579
The runaway family
The runaway family
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ISBN: 9781788543125, 1788543122
England, England
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Daughters of england
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ISBN: 1480403865, 9781480403864
The Keeper of Secrets.
The Keeper of Secrets.
by Cutler, Judith.
New York :Allison & Busby, 2011.
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ISBN: 0749011157, 9780749011154
Crucible of secrets
Crucible of secrets
by MacLean, Shona.
London :Quercus, 2011.
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ISBN: 1849163146, 9781849163156, 1849163154, 9781849163149
Bay of secrets
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ISBN: 1471258254, 9781471258251
Daughters of England.
Daughters of England.
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ISBN: 9781480430174, 148043017X
A lesson in secrets
A lesson in secrets
by Winspear, Jacqueline,
London :Allison & Busby, 2012.
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ISBN: 9780749040932, 9780749040987, 0749040939, 074904098X
The secrets of life and death
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Hasty death
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ISBN: 9781250022493, 1250022495
Images of the woman reader in Victorian British and American fiction
Images of the woman reader in Victorian British and American fiction
by Golden, Catherine.
Gainesville :University Press of Florida, ©2003.
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ISBN: 0813031141, 9780813031149
An unsuitable death
An unsuitable death
by Gregson, J. M.
Sutton [England] ;Severn House, 2000.
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ISBN: 9780727855749, 0727855743
London pride,
London pride,
by Bottome, Phyllis,
Boston,Little, Brown and Co., 1941.
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Secrets of our hearts
Secrets of our hearts
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Sutton, Surrey, England :Severn House, 2011.
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ISBN: 072788011X, 9780727880116