The House at the Edge of the World

The House at the Edge of the World

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"John Venton's drunken fall from a Devon cliff leaves his family with an embarrassing ghost. His twin children, Morwenna and Corwin, flee in separate directions to take up their adult lives. Their mother, enraged by years of unhappy marriage, embraces merry widowhood. Only their grandfather finds solace in the crumbling family house, endlessly painting their story onto a large canvas map. His brightly coloured map, with its tiny pictures of shipwrecks, forgotten houses, saints and devils, is a work of his imagination, a collection of local myths and histories. But it holds a secret. As the twins are drawn grudgingly back to the house, they discover that their father's absence is part of the map's mysterious pull."--From publisher.
Publisher: London : Penguin Books, 2016
Branch Call Number: FICTION ROC
Characteristics: 260 p. ; 20 cm

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Blabbermouth
Aug 21, 2015

I got half way through this book & realised I was bored with it. It felt as if it was going nowhere. I was not drawn to the characters in the story they came across as pretentious & self absorbed so I quit. It could appeal to someone else.

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