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The rising tide (original 1937; edition 1937)
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0860684725, Paperback)In 1900 Lady Charlotte French-McGrath is mistress of Garonlea, a huge gothic house in Ireland. She rules her household and her family -- husband Ambrose and children Muriel, Enid, Violet, Diana and Desmond -- with a rod of iron. Desmond's marriage to the beautiful, lively Cynthia and, several years later, the onset of the First World War are the two events which finally, and irrevocably, break Lady Charlotte's matriarchal hold. Cynthia enters the Jazz Age and on the surface her life passes in a whirl of fox-hunting, drinking and love-making. But the ghosts of Garonlea are only biding their time: they know the source of their power, a secret handed on from one generation to the next.
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'The Rising Tide' is a riotous enthralling portrait of leisured life at the family home of Garonlea, in the early years of the century. Previous novels by Keane include 'Loving and Giving', 'Good Behaviour', 'Time After Time', 'Young Entry', among others. This ed. originally published: as by M.J. Farrell. 1984.
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