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The Splendour Falls / Susanna Kearsley.

By: Kearsley, Susanna, 1966-.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Naperville, Illinois : Sourcebooks Landmark, an imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc., 2014Description: 1 online resource.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781402258633 (electronic bk.); 1402258631 (electronic bk.); 9781402258626 (electronic bk.); 1402258623 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Cousins -- Fiction | Treasure hunt (Game) -- France -- Fiction | World War, 1939-1945 -- Fiction | France -- History -- German occupation, 1940-1945 -- Fiction | Chinon (France) -- Fiction | FICTION / General | FICTION / Thrillers / Suspense | SuspenseGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Splendour FallsDDC classification: 813/.54 Online resources: Click here to access title or place hold | Image Summary: Praise for New York Times bestseller The Firebird: Kearsley blends history, romance and a bit of the supernatural into a glittering, bewitching tale.--Kirkus An Ancient Castle, a Tragic Love, and a Web of Secrets Begins to Unravel... Emily Braden has stopped believing in fairy tales and happy endings. When her fascinating but unreliable cousin Harry invites her on a holiday to explore the legendary own of Chinon, and promptly disappears--well, that's Harry for you. As Emily makes the acquaintance of Chinon and its people, she begins to uncover dark secrets beneath the charm. Legend has it that during a thirteenth-century siege of the castle that looms over the city, Queen Isabelle, child bride of King John, hid a treasure of great price. And in the last days of the German occupation during World War II, another Isabelle living in Chinon, a girl whose love for an enemy soldier went tragically awry. As the dangers of the past become disastrously real, Emily is drawn ever more deeply into a labyrinth of mystery as twisted as the streets and tunnels of the ancient town itself. A mix of intrigue and adventure...in a style similar to that of Mary Stewart or Barbara Erskine, Kearsley does an excellent job evoking the atmosphere of Chinon with its brooding castle.--The Winnipeg Free Press Kearsley's action-packed mystery-romance, set in a medieval French town, shows the same deft plotting that won Kearsley the Catherine Cookson prize for Mariana.--Chatelaine
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"Originally published in 1995 in Great Britain by Corgi Books, Transworld Publishers Limited. This edition based on the paperback edition published in 2012 in Great Britain by Allison & Busby Limited."

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Praise for New York Times bestseller The Firebird: Kearsley blends history, romance and a bit of the supernatural into a glittering, bewitching tale.--Kirkus An Ancient Castle, a Tragic Love, and a Web of Secrets Begins to Unravel... Emily Braden has stopped believing in fairy tales and happy endings. When her fascinating but unreliable cousin Harry invites her on a holiday to explore the legendary own of Chinon, and promptly disappears--well, that's Harry for you. As Emily makes the acquaintance of Chinon and its people, she begins to uncover dark secrets beneath the charm. Legend has it that during a thirteenth-century siege of the castle that looms over the city, Queen Isabelle, child bride of King John, hid a treasure of great price. And in the last days of the German occupation during World War II, another Isabelle living in Chinon, a girl whose love for an enemy soldier went tragically awry. As the dangers of the past become disastrously real, Emily is drawn ever more deeply into a labyrinth of mystery as twisted as the streets and tunnels of the ancient town itself. A mix of intrigue and adventure...in a style similar to that of Mary Stewart or Barbara Erskine, Kearsley does an excellent job evoking the atmosphere of Chinon with its brooding castle.--The Winnipeg Free Press Kearsley's action-packed mystery-romance, set in a medieval French town, shows the same deft plotting that won Kearsley the Catherine Cookson prize for Mariana.--Chatelaine

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