The Rising Tide

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Virago Press, Jun 1, 2006 - Fiction - 320 pages
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This is the story of one glorious gothic mansion, Garonlea, and two rather different women who would be Queen. Lady Charlotte French-McGrath has successfully ruled over her family with an iron will, until the arrival of Cynthia--beautiful, young, talented, selfish, and engaged to her son Desmond. Cynthia is a denizen of the Jazz Age and, on the surface, her life passes in a whirl of hunting, drinking, and romance. But the ghosts of Garonlea are only biding their time. They know the source of their power--a secret handed down through generations.

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User Review  - DieFledermaus - LibraryThing

M.J. Farrell (Molly Keane)ís depiction of an Irish estate in the first decades of the 20th century is excellent, well-written, involving and a good portrait of the changing times. The title refers to ... Read full review

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User Review  - Kasthu - LibraryThing

The Rising Tide is my first foray into reading Molly Keaneís novels. Itís the story of a family, the French-McGraths, who live in a crumbling, Gothic house in Ireland at the beginning of the 20th ... Read full review

About the author (2006)

Molly Keane was born Mary Nesta Skrine in County Kildare, Ireland on July 4, 1904. From 1928 to 1956, she wrote under the pseudonym M. J. Farrell. As Farrell, she wrote 11 novels and several plays including Young Entry, Devoted Ladies, Loving Without Tears, Treasure Hunt, Spring Meeting, Ducks and Drakes, and Dazzling Prospect. She stopped writing for 20 years until Good Behaviour was published in 1981 under her married name and was shortlisted for the Booker Prize. Her other later works include Time After Time and Loving and Giving. She died on April 22, 1996 in Armore County, Waterford, Ireland.

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