Monday, May 28, 2007

Wideacre by Philippa Gregory

Title: Wideacre
Author: Philippa Gregory

ISBN # 000767242X

Publisher: Harper Collins

First Published: 1987

622 pages

Format: Paperback

Rating: 8/10

Wideacre Hall, set in the heart of the English countryside, is the ancestral home that Beatrice Lacey loves. But as a woman of the 18th century, she has no right of inheritance. Corrupted by a world that mistreats women, she sets out to corrupt others.

What a rush! This one seems to have flown by all at once! I was gripped pretty much throughout, desperate to find out what would happen next and how it would end - whether or not those who deserved punishment would actually get their come-uppance (it really was a case of, "will they actually get away with it?" - it could have gone either way). It was certainly a very easy book to read - not taxing in the slightest, but one of those rip-roaring books that just keeps you coming back for more...

It's not high literature, but it's completely engrossing. Beatrice's depravity seems to know no bounds where getting what she wants is concerned, and there are some particularly perverse moments, but it's completely compelling - an absolute page-turner!


Blogger frannythoughts2 said...

I have not read this book yet but going by what I have read in the other two books in the trilogy and your analysis I just might. By the way if you liked this book you should definetly read the next two in the trilogy--The Favored Child, Meridon (they're both interesting and quite addictive)

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