The Unseen

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Orion, Mar 31, 2011 - Fiction - 356 pages
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From the author of the acclaimed debut THE LEGACY comes a compelling tale of love, deception and illusion.

England, 1911. When a free-spirited young woman arrives in a sleepy Berkshire village to work as a maid in the household of The Reverend and Mrs Canning, she sets in motion a chain of events which changes all their lives. For Cat has a past - a past her new mistress is willing to overlook, but will never understand . . .

This is not all Hester Canning has to cope with. When her husband invites a young man into their home, he brings with him a dangerous obsession . . .

During the long, oppressive summer, the rectory becomes charged with ambition, love and jealousy - with the most devastating consequences.

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User Review  - jmchshannon - LibraryThing

Readers who may be ambivalent about Ms. Webb after reading her first novel will be awed by the shocking and fascinating world created by Ms. Webb in her second novel, while long-time fans will rejoice ... Read full review

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User Review  - Litfan - LibraryThing

Set at the end of the Edwardian era, “The Unseen” captures an England that is quickly disappearing. It is told from the perspectives of Hester Canning, the pastor’s wife, and Cat, the family’s new ... Read full review

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About the author (2011)

Katherine Webb was born in 1977 and grew up in rural Hampshire before reading History at Durham University. She has since spent time living in London and Venice, and now lives in Wiltshire. Having worked as a waitress, au pair, personal assistant, book binder, library assistant, seller of fairy costumes and housekeeper, she now writes full time.


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