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Somerville, The Big House of Inver.

Somerville, E. OE. / Ross, Martin (Edith Somerville and Violet Martin). The Big House of Inver. London / Melbourne / New York, Quartet Books, 1978. 11 x 20cm. 312 pages. Original softcover. Excellent condition with only very minor signs of external wear. Previous owner's name on half-title page.

The Big House at Inver is a product of the fruitful collaboration between cousins Edith Somerville and Violet Martin, who together wrote some thirteen novels, including the classics The Real Charlotte and Experiences of an Irish R.M. The Big House at Inver is, in the words of Somerville: "the history of one of those minor dynasties that, in Ireland, have risen, and ruled, and rioted, and crashed in ruins". The novel records the rise and fall of the Prenderville family in their majestic house on the west coast of Ireland. It opens in the late nineteenth century with the birth of Kit Prenderville whose upbringing is in the hands of his devoted half-sister Shibby. Her single-minded aim is to restore the Prendervilles to their former glory by finding a suitable bride for Kit. But his principal concern is training horses, and his interest in getting married is strictly secondary. The characters in this tragicomic story are drawn with all the skill and force for which the authors are justly famous. [From jacket notes]

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Somerville, The Big House of Inver.

Somerville, The Big House of Inver.

Somerville, The Big House of Inver.
Somerville, The Big House of Inver.

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