The Sign of the Ram

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Blakiston Company, 1945 - American fiction - 263 pages
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This unknown little book from the mid 1940s doesn't give much away with its title.
The Sign of the Ram screams 'ZODIAC' - but, the only reference to the Aries sign is the brief intro credited to
What we have is a pseudo gothic tale set in Great Britain’s Cornwall countryside just prior to WWII.
The author[ess] could be wielding an artist paint brush instead of a writer’s pen. The descriptive pictures Ms. Ferguson paints of the Cornwall moors and the craggy seaside bluffs, are akin to a very tall and frosty ice cream cone enjoyed after a long hot afternoon. Your eyes can't get enough of the verbiage so rich in color and texture. The story line is a journey into the psychology of control and manipulation; the currents and eddies of family emotions and connectivity.
This little red book, picked up by happenstance at our village library, was a surprising treat. The fact that it was looking for a home [in the book-sale rack] has made it even more of a treasure.


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