The House at Tyneford

By Natasha Solomons
(Plume Books, Paperback, 9780452297647, 359pp.)

Publication Date: December 27, 2011

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Selected by Indie Booksellers for the January 2012 Indie Next List
“The House at Tyneford is a lovely, old-fashioned novel set at the beginning of World War II on a remote English country estate where Elise has come to work as a housemaid, after having fled the Jewish persecutions in Vienna. Told in retrospective, the tale details how Elise grows from a spoiled girl into an exceptionally strong and adaptable young woman who fights to save both the family she left behind as well as the family she has come to serve.”
-- Laura L. Hansen, Bookin' It, Little Falls, MN


Description
The start of an affair, the end of an era.
Fans of Kate Morton's "The Forgotten Garden, " Catherine Bailey's "The Secret Rooms, "and TV's "Downton Abbey" will love this "New York Times "bestselling sweeping historical novel of love and loss. It's the spring of 1938 and no longer safe to be a Jew in Vienna. Nineteen-year-old Elise Landau is forced to leave her glittering life of parties and champagne to become a parlor maid in England. She arrives at Tyneford, the great house on the bay, where servants polish silver and serve drinks on the lawn. But war is coming, and the world is changing. When the master of Tyneford's young son, Kit, returns home, he and Elise strike up an unlikely friendship that will transform Tyneford--and Elise--forever.



About the Author
Natasha Solomons is a screenwriter and the New York Times bestselling author of The House at Tyneford, Mr. Rosenblum Dreams in English, and The Gallery of Vanished Husbands. She lives in Dorset, England, with her husband and young son.
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