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Heritage of Shame Meg Hutchinson

Heritage of Shame By Meg Hutchinson

Heritage of Shame by Meg Hutchinson


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Summary

Russia proves a cruel land to Anne Corby. Her mother is dead in the steppes and Anne herself is pregnant with an illegitimate child, the result of a brutal rape. She flees to Darlaston, but that soon holds no sanctuary either.

Heritage of Shame Summary

Heritage of Shame by Meg Hutchinson

Anne Corby flees from Russia when her mother dies in the wild savagery of the steppes. Pregnant with an illegitimate child - the result a brutal rape - Anna returns to Darlaston with nothing but a mysterious talisman, wrapped in a black velvet cloth, in which the peace of nations resides. But a return to Darlaston holds no sanctuary. For it is home to Anne s aunt Clara, who sees the girl s bastard as a threat to her ownership of Glebe Metalworks.

As war clouds gather, Clara resolves to remove the usurper by fair means or foul, and enlists her depraved son Quenton in her evil plan. The turbulent years of the First World War create a dramatic backdrop for Meg Hutchinson's new novel in which Anne, the brave heroine, struggles to save her child and to survive her heritage of shame.

Heritage of Shame Reviews

Hodder's highly successful saga author knows how to pile on the misery and melodrama, this time extending beyond England with a heroine dragged across Africa and Europe by her misguided father, raped in Russia and given an unrelenting set of obstacles when she returns home. What might shock fans is a couple of pages of explicitly described homosexual activity between the evil aunt's depraved son and an army officer in World War I. Ultimately, evil gets its comeuppance, disaster after disaster are overcome, and unrequited love is finally returned. But if 'saga' once equated with 'bodice ripper' - and escaping a harem in Turkey also gets a mention here - Hutchinson's barrier-breaking venture into the testicular is daring, to say the least.

About Meg Hutchinson

Meg Hutchinson left school at fifteen and didn t return to education until she was thirty-three, when she entered Teacher Training College and studied for her degree in the evenings. Telling stories and writing compositions has been part of Meg s life since a child and she now indulges this passion in a little cottage in Shropshire.

Additional information

GOR004370320
9780340824849
0340824840
Heritage of Shame by Meg Hutchinson
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Hodder & Stoughton
20031201
336
N/A
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This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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