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eBook The Legacy ePub

by Katherine Webb

  • ISBN: 1409117162
  • Subcategory: No category
  • Author: Katherine Webb
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Orion Paperbacks; Reprint edition (2010)
  • Pages: 432
  • ePub book: 1504 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1866 kb
  • Other: lrf lit txt mobi
  • Rating: 4.7
  • Votes: 359

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Katherine Webb 'Webb have a true gift for uncovering the mysteries of the human heart and . When I first started the book, I found that I spent a lot of time questioning what was happening and who the people were.

Webb have a true gift for uncovering the mysteries of the human heart and exploring the truth of love' Kate Williams. Katherine Webb's writing is beautiful' Elizabeth Fremantle. A truly gifted writer of historical fiction' Lucinda Riley. Katherine's writing is rich, vivid and evocative' Iona Grey.

About Katherine Webb: I was born in Kent in 1977 and grew up in rural Hampshire before reading History at. .

About Katherine Webb: I was born in Kent in 1977 and grew up in rural Hampshire before reading History at Durham University  . My debut novel 'The Legacy' was voted viewers' choice for Best Summer Read on the Channel 4 TV Book Club in 2010, and was nominated for Best New Writer at the National Book Awards in the same year. Katherine Webb is currently not accepting new questions.

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. In the bitter winter of 2009, following the death of their grandmother, Erica Calcott and her sister Beth return to Storton Manor.

Katherine Webb, Corsham, Wiltshire.

Книга: Katherine Webb The Legacy

Книга: Katherine Webb The Legacy. n the bitter winter of 2009, following the death of their grandmother, Erica Calcott and her sister Beth return to Storton Manor, a grand and imposing Wiltshire house where they spent their summer holidays as children. When Erica begins to sort through he.

Katherine Webb onca seemed to lose interest. Caroline dreaded seeing the trio approach the house, and she sat awkwardly through their visits, crippled by nerves, unsure of how to speak to them, or what to give in return for their gifts of honey, mittens and an elegantly carved wooden ladle. In the end she usually gave them money, which White Cloud accepted with a closed expression on her face.

In the depths of a harsh winter, following the death of their grandmother, Erica Calcott and her sister Beth return to Storton Manor, a grand and imposing Wiltshire house where they spent their summer holidays as children. When Erica begins to sort through her grandmother's belongings, she is flooded with memories of her childhood - and of her cousin, Henry, whose disappearance from the manor tore the family apart. Erica sets out to discover what happened to Henry, so that the past can be laid to rest, and her sister, Beth, might finally find some peace. Gradually, as Erica begins to sift through remnants of the past, a secret family history emerges; one that stretches all the way back to turn-of-the-century America, to a beautiful society heiress and a haunting, savage land. As past and present converge, Erica and Beth must come to terms with two terrible acts of betrayal - and the heart-breaking legacy left behind. THE LEGACY is an unforgettable, deeply satisfying story that will stay with you long after the last page has been turned.

Comments

Gaeuney Gaeuney
This was a real slog to get through, mainly because of the enormous number of unhappy people who can't seem to overcome events of the past and get on with their lives and subsequently make life miserable for everyone else around them. The present tense story is set in an old English manor house, inherited by two sisters. Both are haunted by the childhood disappearance of their bully of a cousin - the younger because she was too young to remember all the details (and wants to), and the older because of her role in the disappearance. The other part of the story follows their great grandmother and her time spent homesteading on a ranch in the Oklahoma Territory. Some form of resolution occurs at the end, but it seems like too little too late to make me feel good about the book. I only finished it to see if something good could come of all the pain.
Gir Gir
I found this book unbelievably boring, serves me right not to read a sample first! It appeared in recommended section after I read "The butterfly garden". Imagine how dissapointed I was! The description I read seemed intriguing - I like long lost family secrets detective flicks but this... Only Caroline's chapters seemed more or less interesting it would be a better book if it was just about her and her life adjusting in the prairie, but probably author didn't have enough material for that and threw a couple of plain cardboard characters and a stupid 'twist'. For me this book is like a chewing gum you've been chewing for a good long while, it long lost it taste but for some reason you keep chewing it encouraged by short flavor flashes.
Nuadador Nuadador
This book left me cold. The reviews made it sound like the type of book I would like, but I found that not to be so. The characters, especially the two sisters, were whiny and annoying. Erica: "Beth you have to talk about it. You have to tell me." Beth: "I can't Erica, no, I can't." This is paraphrased, of course, but it was said numerous times. The hero, Dinny, was one dimensional, almost cardboard. And the "secret" was just about unbelieveable. I have another book by this author, I hope it is better. It definitely can't be worse.
Nikohn Nikohn
I loved this book, I wasn't confused at all by the alternating stories of 1900's Oklahoma and modern day England. I was a bit confused on how everything would tie together. I did find Caroline a bit helpless and I was angry at her for her later actions. I loved the portrayal of Dinny and his family, modern day gypsies. I thought the relationship between Erica, Beth and her son Eddie were believable. My only disappointment is that, read on a kindle, I thought I still had 20% of the book to read, but it was actually a preview of another book. I wasn't ready for the story to end. And although the epilogue tied up some loose ends about Caroline and Meredith, I wanted things to be more resolved in the modern era part of the story. I guess a good book should leave you wishing for more. Can't wait to read more by this author.
Mr.Champions Mr.Champions
The book is an enjoyable read, but the last chapter was so confusing to me that I never did figure out who these new characters were or what relationship they were supposed to have had with the earlier family in the story. The epilogue tied a few ends up and was helpful in closure of the story, but it seemed like an after thought to keep the readers from losing their collective minds. When reading with a Kindle one cannot go back into earlier chapters to find clues to what may have been missed, so I will never know who the people in the last chapter were and it bothers me. I would try another book by this author.
Jogas Jogas
This has to be one of my favorite novels. I love the way the great grandmother's life was full of loneliness, disappointment that you felt sorry for her,but then she did the unthinkable to a trusted friend and never looked back and continued to live a lie that she created. Her great grand children, upon inheriting her mansion begin to unravel her secrets that tie into their own memories of their childhood in the very house they had spent summers with their grandmother. Their childhood friend was never welcome to visit them. The girls had to slip off to the camp for their play dates. The reason for this hatred for the "Travelers Camp" is a mystery until the end. It was a can't put it down book for me.
Kelerius Kelerius
We've seen this story before - someone dies, an elderly aunt, a grandmother, or a distant relation - and while claiming their inheritance, or settling the estate, a surviving relative explores the past and strives to solve a family mystery. So the story is familiar, but the author, Katherine Webb, puts an interesting twist on it. The book is told in two time periods, the present, in which Erica and her sister Beth deal with their grandmother's house and legacy and try to sort out the deep unhappiness they've seen in their grandmother's and great grandmother Caroline's lives, and the past, in which we see Caroline's life when she was a very young woman. Adding a twist to the present is the relatively recent past, in which Erica and Beth's cousin Henry disappeared when he was eleven years old.

The solution to the mystery took me by surprise. That's probably the main reason I liked this book so well. I totally did not anticipate the ending. Add to that the fact that the book is well written, the characters are well developed, and the past is insightfully described. I highly recommend THE LEGACY and look forward to reading more from Katherine Webb in the future. The Legacy: A Novel
this was a good, interesting read. but note there is a problem with the final two chapters. at about 80% you get a chapter that is an exerpt from another book at about 90% the last chapter is thd epilogue to the churrent book. this is incredibly confusing and you can see that many readers totally miss the epilogue. the author should read the reviews and have it fixed