By Philippa Gregory
Meridon understands she doesn't belong within the soiled, vagabond lifetime of a gypsy bareback rider. The half-remembered imaginative and prescient of one other existence burns in her center, whilst her loved sister, Dandy, hazards every little thing for his or her destiny. by myself, Meridon follows the urgings of her dream, using within the moonlight previous the rusted gates, up the winding force to a home -- clutching the golden clasp of the necklace that used to be her birthright -- domestic finally to Wideacre. The misplaced inheritor of 1 of England's nice estates could take her position as its mistress....
Crowning the extreme trilogy that started with Wideacre and The favorite baby, Meridon is a wealthy, impassioned tapestry of a tender woman's trip from goals to glittering drawing rooms and complicated deceits...from an easy desire to a deep and pleasant love. Set within the savage contrasts of Georgian England -- a time alive with treachery, grandeur, and intrigue -- Meridon is Philippa Gregory's masterwork.
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