• Peculiar Ground

    Peculiar Ground
    Availability : 18
    ISBN: 9780008126520
    Title: Peculiar Ground
    Author: HUGHES-HALLETT LUCY

    In the 17th century, a wall is built around the deer park of a great house. Wychwood is a world in itself, its ornamental lakes and majestic avenues planned by Mr Norris, a master of the new art of landscaping. A world where, after decades of civil war, everyone has something to hide or something to fear, where dissidents hide in the forest and Londoners fleeing the plague are at the gate. Three centuries later, one hot weekend, there is a house party at Wychwood. Over the course of the weekend another wall goes up, dividing Berlin. Erotic entanglements blur with distant rumours of historic changes and a little girl, Nell, observes all. As Nell grows up and as the Berlin Wall falls, the world splits again.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $35.00
    add to cart