Markham Thorpe

Markham Thorpe

Markham Thorpe Servants know everything Never trust them Never fall in love Ellen a young maid in the s enters service at the declining Markham Thorpe a house where the relationship between masters and servant

  • Title: Markham Thorpe
  • Author: Giles Waterfield
  • ISBN: 9780755329700
  • Page: 161
  • Format: Paperback
  • Servants know everything Never trust them Never fall in love.Ellen, a young maid in the 1840s, enters service at the declining Markham Thorpe a house where the relationship between masters and servants is not quite as it should be There s one clear reason for this, sitting bang in the middle of this mess of sex, power, money and intrigue the charismatic housekeeper, MServants know everything Never trust them Never fall in love.Ellen, a young maid in the 1840s, enters service at the declining Markham Thorpe a house where the relationship between masters and servants is not quite as it should be There s one clear reason for this, sitting bang in the middle of this mess of sex, power, money and intrigue the charismatic housekeeper, Mrs Rundell, whose agendas are complex and whose enemies are growing

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    suprise suprise. this book really took me by suprise. the exploration of the master and slave relations was done absolutely perfectly. the ending was not what i expected, a bit rushed if i can put it like that. i don't want to give away too much, nut it is worth a read.

    The first third of this book was so tedious, I almost gave up. It did improve though and Ellen the main character had a bit more gumption than usual for a Victorian housemaid. I found the whole thing disappointing as I had liked the previous Waterfield I read.

    It's easy to see that Waterfield was trying to write the classic Victorian suspense novel set in a big house and revolving around the machinations of the housekeeper, an homage to 'Rebecca' perhaps. Unfortunately the suspense never really came through and the housekeeper didn't seem capable of plotting a coup d'etat. Meanwhile Ellen, newly arrived as a maid in the household, is an unwitting pawn in her aunt's, the housekeeper, plans for social advancement. The outcome arrived as a bit of an anti [...]

    A pretty lame and weak story. Sounds promising but is slow to progress and fairly boring with a predictable ending. Also, why does Ellen go from prim and proper to, all of a sudden, jumping into the bed of Mr. James. Makes no sense whatsoever and, although the author had already lost my interest by then, that turn of event sealed the deal - ridiculous and nobody should waste their time on this dreary read.

    Una storia che parte in modo lento, poi diventa un pò più interessante quando c'è la scoperta di un assassino e poi diventa di nuovo noioso. Una lettura che non è riuscita ad appassionarmi del tutto, Il personaggio di James di cui mi aspettavo tanto, diventa un burattino nelle mani di sua sorella e non mi piace. Ellen la protagonista e voce narrante potrebbe essere un bel personaggio ma nemmeno lei mi ha convinto del tutto. Una lettura, per quanto mi riguarda, che è bocciata.

    Completely agree with the last reviewer - the language, style and plot seemed was flimsy - needed further editing and refining to make the plot and characters plausible. Shame as the story concept appeared to have potential.

    Over-hyped. There are many contemporary writers who set their novels in the 19C way more successfully than this. The tone was wrong, the language was wrong and the plot was flimsy.

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