The Weird Sisters: A Romance

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The Floating Press, Dec 1, 2012 - Fiction - 407 pages
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Delve into this gripping family epic from popular Irish-born writer Richard Dowling, best known for the novel The Mystery of Killard. Over the course of the story, protagonist Henry Walter Grey becomes increasingly unhinged as he goes to great lengths to shield his family's reputation against enemies both real and imagined. Fans of the work of Charles Dickens and Victor Hugo will appreciate this ambitious novel.
 

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Contents

Chapter I A Conscientious Burglar
7
Chapter II A Generous Banker
19
Chapter III The Manor House
32
Chapter IV An Unselfish Mother
43
Chapter V An Unselfish Father
58
Chapter VI To the Island or to
70
Chapter VII Trustee to Cancelled Pages
83
Chapter VIII Wat Greys Romance Dies Out
97
Chapter II The Reading of the Will
220
Chapter III Cousin Maud No Maud
233
Chapter IV The Two Guardians
247
Chapter V The Indefinite Present
256
Chapter VI The Tyrannical Past
266
Chapter VII Wat Greys Business Romance
276
Chapter VIII Making Holiday
288
Chapter IX The End of the Holiday
297

Chapter IX A Flask of Cognac
108
Chapter X On the Threshold of Death
119
Chapter XI By the State Bed
129
Chapter XII The Shadow on the Tower of Silence
139
Chapter XIII On Board the Steamship Rodwell
153
Chapter XIV On the River
161
Chapter XV The Future as it Seemed
170
Chapter XVI The Present as it Was
182
Chapter XVII The Ascent of the Tower of Silence
191
Chapter XVIII On the Top
201
PART II THE TOWERS OF SILENCE
208
Chapter I A Stranger at the Castle
209
PART III HUSBAND AND WIFE
308
Chapter I The Secret of the Sale
309
Chapter II Sir William No Midharst
319
Chapter III The Parting
330
Chapter IV Between the Lights
340
Chapter V A Woman of No Name
354
Chapter VI Penniless
365
Chapter VII Losing
373
Chapter VIII I Am He Fire
381
Chapter IX Banker and Baronet
388
Chapter X Grey Remembers
395
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