Mere Mortals

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Lethe Press, 2011 - Fiction - 256 pages
25 Reviews
Orphaned Crispin Thorne has been taken as ward by Philip Smallwood, a man he's never met, and is transplanted from his private school to Smallwood's house on an island on the beautiful but coldly remote, Horsey Mere in Norfolk. Upon his arrival, he finds that he's not the only young man given a fresh start. Myles Graham, and Jude Middleton are there before him, and as their benefactor is away, they soon form alliances and friendships, as they speculate on why they've been given this new life. Who is Philip Smallwood? Why has he given them such a fabulous new life? What secrets does the house hold-and what is it that the Doctor seems to know?
  

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Erastes Dickensesque prose is masterful. - Goodreads
The ending was disappointing. - LibraryThing
The art work is simply superb. - Goodreads
My one issue is with the ending. - Goodreads

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User Review  - silversurfer - LibraryThing

Orphaned Crispin Thorne has been taken as ward by Philip Smallwood, a man he’s never met, and is transplanted from his private school to Smallwood’s house on an island on the beautiful but coldly ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jamie Fessenden - Goodreads

Excellent Gothic novel reminiscent of "Jane Eyre" or "Rebecca". The romance is a bit of a slow burn, and the sex scenes are somewhat abstract, but they aren't really why I read the novel. I was ... Read full review

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Contents

Chapter Two
6
Chapter Three
14
Chapter Four
22
Chapter Five
32
Chapter Six
37
Chapter Seven
46
Chapter Eight
58
Chapter Nine
70
Chapter Sixteen
139
Chapter Seventeen
146
Chapter Eighteen
158
Chapter Nineteen
167
Chapter Twenty
176
Chapter Twentyone
185
Chapter Twentytwo
196
Chapter Twentythree
202

Chapter Ten
80
Chapter Eleven
90
Chapter Twelve
102
Chapter Thirteen
111
Chapter Fourteen
120
Chapter Fifteen
130
Chapter Twentyfour
210
Chapter Twentyfive
222
Chapter Twentysix
231
About the Author
246
Back cover
248
Copyright

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