The Rising Tide

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Virago, Jun 1, 2006 - Fiction - 320 pages
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One glorious gothic mansion - Garonlea - and two rather different ladies who would be Queen . . .

Lady Charlotte French-McGrath has successfully ruled over her family with a rod of iron until the arrival of Cynthia: beautiful, young, talented, selfish - and engaged to her son Desmond.

When Cynthia enters the Jazz Age, 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 on from one generation to the next.

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User Review  - DieFledermaus - LibraryThing

M.J. Farrell (Molly Keane)’s 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  - Liz1564 - LibraryThing

I loved this book. In Rising Tide Keane creates women who are trapped like flies in amber. The reader sees their lives unfold, senses the hopelessness of their lives and hopes, somehow, that they can ... Read full review

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About the author (2006)

Molly Keane was born in Co. Kildare, Ireland, in 1904 into a 'rather serious Hunting and Fishing Church-going family' who gave her little education at the hands of governesses. Molly Keane's interests when young were 'hunting and horses and having a good time'; she began writing only to supplement her dress allowance. She died in 1996.

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